Pianist David McGrory has received wide acclaim for his performances in London, Belfast, Edinburgh, Dublin, Munich, Brussels, Galway, Glasgow, Oxford, Leeds, San Antonio and Boston. In January 1999, he made his debut with the Ulster Orchestra at the Ulster Hall in Belfast.
Beginning his studies at age four, David went on to win the RTE Musician of the Future Piano Division, and was an overall Concerto finalist at the RTE Musician of the Future in Dublin. David was also a finalist at the Blacktie National Piano Competition in Ireland, and has won numerous other awards, including the Making Belfast Work Award at the West Belfast Classical Bursary, was an Honours Competition winner at the New England Conservatory and a winner in the Concerto Competition at the Longy School of Music. David received his Bachelor of Music with Honours from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, a Graduate Diploma from the New England Conservatory and most recently an Artist Diploma from the Longy School of Music .
David has also been extensively involved in musical theatre, beginning in Scotland’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His career as a Musical Director began at the Birth of a Musical Festival produced by NOMTI. Since then he has played for various Boston musicals including Kiss of the Spider Woman with Speakeasy Theatre Company, Beauty and the Beast with Fiddlehead Theatre Company and, as substitute musical director, Menopause: The Musical at the Stuart Street Playhouse. He has been an assistant Music Director for Sunday in the Park with George and City of Angeles with Boston Conservatory. His Music Director credits include Grease with Emerson Stage, Dial M for Music, the 86th Annual Winton Club Cabaret, and Down There with The Boston Conservatory.
David has also performed a series of lunchtime recitals and two concertos for the BBC. He also took part in the “Vexations” Marathon at the Barbican Centre’s Conservatory in London. In Boston, he has given a lecture-recital at the Goethe Institute on the lesser known contemporaries of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven and has performed in Jordan Hall, Pickman Hall and the Zeitgeist Gallery in Cambridge. His wide repertoire includes Beethoven, Gershwin, Hindemith, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Grieg, Liszt et al.
In 2012 David McGrory released his debut solo CD entitled Variations, featuring Beethoven’s complete “Diabelli Variations”: as well as the rarely recorded “Variations Chromatique” by Bizet. His latest release, Remember the Fallen – Ravel, Debussy, Bridge (2018) features music for solo piano by Ravel, Debussy & Bridge.