David Auldon Brown is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in piano, pupil of Rudolf Serkin and Mieczyslaw Horszowski. He also received a M.M. degree in composition there as a student of Myron Fink. During his teenage years David studied with Gladys Gladstone Rosenberg, a protege of Artur Schnabel. Under her tutelage he received one of the two first-prize awards at the 1960 Merriweather-Post national competition for young musicians, performing the Brahms Concerto No. 1 with the National Symphony under conductor Howard Mitchell. His subsequent appearance with the Utah Symphony under Maurice Abravanel inaugurated that orchestra’s prestigious “Salute to Youth” concerts.
A resident of Delaware since 1968, Mr. Brown has composed music for the Delaware State Music Teachers Association and the Delaware Symphony. In 1975 his chamber music was presented on Delaware Day in the Bicentennial Parade of American Music at Lincoln Center. The following spring he was soloist in the premiere of his piano concerto, which was commissioned by the Delaware Symphony and broadcast worldwide over "Voice of America."
In 2018 Mr. Brown celebrated 50 years of service on the Artist Faculty of The Music School of Delaware , and an archival CD was produced that featured Mr. Brown's performances of his solo piano works. This music reflects his extensive training as a pianist and his commitment to drawing fresh inspiration from great masters of the past. While experimental in some aspects, his works aspire to a coherence of form while offering something for each of the three "H's" - head, hands, heart.
Mr. Brown also teaches at the Darlington Arts Center in Boothwyn, PA. He has served on the faculties of the University of Delaware, West Chester State University, and the Snowbird Summer Arts Institute in Utah. His many students have included winners of international competitions.
For more information, visit his website at: www.davidauldonbrown.com