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David Wickham is one of Australia’s pre-eminent accompanists, a lecturer at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and formerly principal coach for West Australian Opera. He was a member of the music staff of the Australian Opera Studio, where he was music director for many productions. “David Wickham led from the front with a superb display of musicianship, playing the orchestral reduction with extraordinary flair and directing at the same time.” Opera Opera described himas “one of the finest exponents of keyboard skill when dealing with orchestral transcriptions”.

He has broadcast numerous recitals for ABC Classic FM and BBC Radio 3. The West Australian described David as “a musician whose fingers knew no fears, and who could shape even the subtlest nuances of the vocal line.” As a freelance repetiteur David worked for English National Opera, Welsh National Opera and Scottish Opera, also spending nine seasons with Garsington Opera. He has also worked on many productions for West Australian Opera.

David conducted Mikado for West Australian Opera, and for WAAPA he has conducted Albert Herring, Little Women, Dialogues of the Carmelites, English Eccentrics, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Candide.

His Perth-based song recital series SwanSongs has received critical acclaim, showcasing artists such as Gregory Yurisich, Lisa Gasteen, Cheryl Barker, Emma Matthews and Sara Macliver.