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David Doidge



Artist Manager: Sioned Jones

David recently joined the Music Staff at Welsh National Opera, having completed his postgraduate studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, specialising as a répétiteur in opera and vocal coaching. He has performed extensively with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Welsh National Opera and Only Men Aloud, and frequently works with Grammy award winning soprano, Rebecca Evans.

David Doidge is an accompanist/ répétiteur for the Welsh National Opera. 

At WNO, David has worked on many productions with internationally acclaimed conductors such as Carlo Rizzi, Lothar Köenigs, Tomáš Hanus, Ainars Rubikis and Erik Nielsen with recent highlights including ToscaDon GiovanniEugene Onegin and Der Rosenkavalier. 

Other recent engagements include Disney's Beauty and the Beast Live in Concert - UK Tour with the Novello Orchestra, conducted by David Mahoney and concerts with Welsh tenor Trystan Llŷr Griffiths and Eurovision and West End star, Lucie Jones and Lesley Garrett.

A regular artist in Wales, UK appearances include performances at the Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields in London; the Leeds Lieder Festival and the Edinburgh International Festival. Further afield he has appeared in Los Angeles, Rome, Ischia, Oman and Brussels.

Concert and recital partners include Sir Bryn Terfel, Rebecca Evans, Nuccia Focile, Gwyn Hughes Jones, Lesley Garrett, Alfie Boe, Trystan Llŷr Griffiths, Gary Griffiths and Bruce Sledge.

David has featured in many recordings and live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, Classic FM and BBC Radio Wales, as well as television appearances with Sir Bryn Terfel, Katherine Jenkins, and Connie Fisher.

David is a visiting coach for the Opera School and vocal studies department at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.

This season he joins the music staff of Grange Park Opera for their production of Oklahoma

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Concerts / Recitals

Accompanying Bryn Terfel in recital at the Bristol Proms, July 2014
.....and Wotan’s final entry into Valhalla from Wagner’s Das Rhinegold, with Terfel expertly accompanied by young pianist David Doidge.
Lunchtime Concert at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, July 2014
Seen and Heard International
Pianists David Doidge and Seho Lee took to the stage of Cardiff’s Dora Stoutzker Hall at the RWCMD on the 4th July for what was a charming lunchtime concert. Postgraduate students of considerable acclaim and irrefutable promise (Doidge was the 2010 recipient of the Mansel Thomas Memorial Prize for accompanists, and Lee won the 2012 Delius Prize), their performances and interpretation of four challenging pieces was professional and intelligent. Both showed conviction and integrity as they performed Busoni’s two-piano arrangement of the Overture from Mozart’s Magic Flute, Saint-Saens’s Dance Macabre Op. 40 for two pianos, Richard Simm’s arrangement for two pianos of the Concert Suite from Bizet’s Carmen, and Rachmaninov’s Romance and Tarantella from his Suite No. 2, Op. 17 for two pianos.
Lunchtime recital with Reisha Adams at the Riverfront, 2010
What came across most forcibly was Ms Adams's steely charm and Mr Doidge's versatility. The pointers were definitely there - particularly in ….. the pianist's now blistering, now composed rendering of Chopin's Scherzo No. 3 Opus 39 and in the deft accompaniment to three settings of Edith Sitwell by Walton.

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