“Mr Drury stunned the audience with the Cultural Centre’s 93-stop, 8,000-pipe Austrian organ,
sometimes blasting it, sometimes cajoling it and sometimes caressing it. The result was 20 minutes of rollercoaster exhilaration.”
– Alan Yu (Review of concert with The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra)
David Drury was born in N.S.W. in 1961 and was educated at Trinity Grammar School, Sydney. In 1984 he graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a B.Mus in organ performance and he was also the recipient of the “Vasanta” scholarship for overseas study.
He has toured Canada and many times to the U.S.A. as a recitalist, tutor, accompanist & choral director and has given masterclasses and performed on U.S. radio & television. During 1996 he gave a recital for the Organ Historical Society’s National convention in Philadelphia.
David has appeared at the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Hobart Town Halls. He has performed at the Melbourne International Festival of Organ & Harpsichord, the Newcastle Festival, the Barossa Festival & the Festival of Sydney. He broadcasts regularly for the A.B.C. and other radio stations.
David has recorded four solo compact discs as well as appearing on numerous recordings with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, The Song Company, Cantilation & Australian Baroque Brass. ABC Classics have also released ‘Flourish’a trumpet and organ recording with John Foster.
As a composer, David has a large output of choral music published by ‘Crescendo Music’. He is Director of Music at St. Paul’s College within the University of Sydney. He is also the keyboard player with the progressive band ‘Resonaxis’ and Director of the David Jones Staff Christmas Choir.