Welcome to the official website of musician David Alexander Shenton.
David is a composer, pianist, violinist, arranger, orchestrator and producer. His compositions have been praised as “totally ingenius” by BBC Radio 3’s Jeremy Sams; his piano playing (in particular as an accompanist) has been described as “the pinnacle of accompanists in the world today,” and “…able to switch from tour de force classical piano repertoire to swinging jazz or pop on the turn of a dime.” As arranger and pianist, David has appeared on some 25 albums, and has collaborated with some 300+ renowned singers and instrumentalists from every genre, ranging from Pinchas Zukerman, Chris Botti, Alfie Bøe, The John Wilson Orchestra, Vanessa Williams, Marilyn Maye, and many more.
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In 2014 Christine Steyer, as librettist, and Shenton, as composer, began writing Bellissima Opera’s Tales of Transcendence, an award-winning series of new operas exploring our shared humanity. The first, On Call: COVID-19 honoring healthcare workers, premiered in April. Future Perfect is the second, co-created with 1,300 local students.
Steinway album #2
A new release by Steinway & Sons record label is now available. The album feathures my original piano compositions, performed exquisitely by Steinway artist, Joanne Polk. Available wherever music is available!
ON CALL: COVID-19
On Call: Covid-19 will enjoy further productions in late 2022. Please check back for further details.
VIDEOS OF THE MONTH
It's coming up on Christmas, which can mean only one thing: my Santa Claus / Chopin Etude Variations is tormenting pianists everywhere!!!! WATCH BELOW...
A tribute to the late-great Oscar Peterson. The legend wrote this gorgeous tune - hope you enjoy my rendition of it...
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