David Le Page was born in Guernsey and began learning the violin at the age of seven. He gained a place at the Yehudi Menuhin School, aged twelve, where he studied with Margaret Norris. He was a prize winner in both the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the Yehudi Menuhin competition and completed his studies in Bern with Igor Ozim and in London with Sidney Griller. David has worked with a diverse selection of artists and ensembles including the Kreutzer quartet, Adderbury Ensemble, Billy Jenkins, Thomas Ades, Opera North, Matthew Sharp, Nicholas Daniel, James, Chroma, Roger Eno, Keith Tippett, Errolyn Wallen, David Gordon, Partikel, Benet McLean, Abdullah Ibrahim, John Tavener, Michael Tippett, Phillip Sheppard and the Gogmagogs. He is director of The Harborough Collective and has formed his own groups the Le Page Ensemble, Mysterious Barricades and Subway Piranhas. In 1999 David was appointed leader of the Orchestra of the Swan, a Stratford-upon-Avon based chamber orchestra, which has received critical acclaim for its imaginative programming, commitment to new music and numerous recordings. David has recorded and released three albums of his own material. 'The Reinvention of Harmony and Imagination' (2013), 'As The Crow Flies' (2015) and 'Glimpses of the Seagull' (2016). In 2016 he recorded 'Between Heaven and Earth' an album of solo violin music featuring works by Bach, Ysayë, Paganini, Tiersen and Biber as well as two of his own compositions. 'Metamorphosis', David's next solo album explores the idea of transformation with his radical reworking of Beethoven's 'Eroica' symphony, Bach's Tocatta and Fugue and Joy Division's 'New Dawn Fades'. 2017 has seen the release of 'Barcos' an album recorded with renowned bandoeon player Eduardo García and the Le Page Ensemble. David is artistic director of the successful Harborough Concerts series, based in Market Harborough, which presents around 20 groundbreaking performances a year. He is currently President of the European String Teachers Association. David plays on a 1874 violin made by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume.
Main photo by Natasha Bidgood. Gallery photos left to right: 1,2 & 3 by Natasha Bidgood, 4 by Geraint Tellem.