House Concert March 23, 2019
David Brokaw - piano
See program below bio.
David Brokaw (1976-)
is a doctor of clinical pharmacy and pianist based in Portland, OR. Raised in North Canton,
Ohio, he received his BS in molecular biology and BA in music theory & history at Indiana University. He later
finished an independent study in philosophy at IU. After working for several years on both coasts in various
laboratories playing with cells and microscopes, he completed his PharmD in 2014 at Ohio State University.
David gave his first solo recital at 14, and signed his first contract at 18 as a rehearsal pianist. Much to his
surprise, his recordings of obscure Russian composer Stanchinsky are cited in both Wikipedia and IMSLP.
Since moving to Portland, he has played with the Columbia Symphony (orchestral piano), ARCO-PDX
collective (amplified repertory chamber orchestra), solo recitals at Terwiliger Plaza and elsewhere, and
is a regular member of Classical Revolution-PDX. An autodidact by nature, his musical development has
been overwhelmingly derived from sound recordings, books, and experiencing live concerts. This is his
first house concert. He has never been to Spain.