Performing all over
the world as a soloist, David was previously principal horn of the London
Symphony Orchestra and now holds the same position with the London Philharmonic
Orchestra. As well as on many critically acclaimed solo recordings, David can
also be heard on the soundtracks to many films including Star Wars and Harry
David Pyatt was only
14 when he became BBC Young Musician of the Year. His subsequent solo career
has taken him throughout the UK, as well as to Europe, the USA, Canada and
Japan. He made his BBC Proms debut in 1993, and has appeared many times since,
at the Last Night in 2004, with his performance of Strauss 1 televised
worldwide, and most recently with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (John
McCabe’s Rainforest IV) and at the BBC Chamber Proms (Brahms and Ligeti Trios).
Having been principal
horn of the London Symphony Orchestra since 1998, in 2012 he took up the same
position with the London Philharmonic. David was named Young Artist of the Year
for his recordings of the Strauss concertos and the Britten Serenade (EMI),
while for Erato he has recorded the Mozart concertos with Sir Neville Marriner
and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, horn and piano works with Martin
Jones, and English music with Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Peter Donohoe and Levon
In addition to the Brahms
trio on this release, subsequent recordings include Schubert’s Auf dem Strom
for the Hyperion Schubert song edition and Mathias’s Horn Concerto (Metronome).
As a recitalist and
chamber musician he has performed at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and in the
Carte Blanche aux Vents series at the Louvre, Paris. David has performed many
times at the Edinburgh Festival, including a recital to commemorate the 50th
anniversary of the death of legendary horn player Dennis Brain.
David is Professor of
Horn at the Guildhall School of Music.