David Alan Broome
An imaginative and versatile pianist/composer, David Broome has a playful taste for all genres of music. As a creator of original works, David produces musical worlds that investigate sound and the act of performing with humor and wide-eyed curiosity. As a widely sought after interpreter of new music, David is dedicated to presenting music that is quirky and original. He takes pleasure in finding familiar moments within the unfamiliar. Like seeing faces in clouds, he accords relationships to the abstract that are unintended and cogent.
His performances have been appreciated in America, Australia, Russia and across Europe. He has been described in the New York Times as a “deft and focused performer,” as well as an artist who composes “juicily atmospheric music.” TheaterScene.net hailed his "high-smarts goofiness" and the AU Review described him as being “soaked with unbelievable talent.”
As a New York-based performer, David has presented a wide variety of genre-bending, unclassifiable music at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Le Poisson Rouge, The 92nd St. Y, The Whitney Museum, The Stone, Roulette, and Issue Project Room, among others. He also frequently collaborates with dancers (Limon Dance Co., Maura Donohue, Dagmar Spain), theater artists (Story Pirates, TACT, Red Gloves), and comedians (the PIT, Magnet Theater, UCB) in performance.
David has recorded works by Paul Simon (Concord), J.G. Thirlwell (Tzadik), John Supko (New Amsterdam), Elizabeth Brown (New World), and the members of Ensemble Pamplemousse (Carrier.) Mister Broome has also lectured on composition and music notation at the Art Institute of Chicago, Tulane University and Southern Wesleyan University.
David’s compositions have been presented by the MATA Festival, Electronic Music Midwest, HI-Fi New Music, Red Light New Music, and the 92nd St. Y’s Fridays @ Noon. He has also received support from the Argosy Foundation, the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music, NYSCA, the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Conner Foundation, and Meet the Composer. He has participated in artist residencies at the Banff Center, the Seedlot Project, and the Rensing Center.
David is currently the Director of Music at the Congregational Church of Huntington, where he directs the Adult, Children and Bell choirs. David holds a Master’s of Music from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor’s of Music from Towson University where he studied with pianists – Phillip Kawin, Anthony de Mare and Reynaldo Reyes.