David Black (guitar) was born in 1978 in Bangor, North Wales and began playing the guitar at the age of 10. In 2000 he graduated with first Class Honours from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music where he studied with Allan Neave. In 2004 he completed an MMus at the Royal College of Music, London studying guitar with Gary Ryan and lute with Jakob Lindberg.
Since college, David has been busy performing a wide range of music on guitar, lute and electric guitar. Performances include the Vivaldi double guitar concerto, with Slava Grigoryan and the Orchestra of St John Smith’s Square in Edinburgh; the Concierto des Aranjuez at the Ulster Hall, Belfast; a featured concert at the Dundee Guitar Festival and 2nd prize at the International Guitar Competition there.
In addition to tonight's ensemble David regularly performs solo, as one half of the 'Albach Guitar Duo' and in 'Diologo Amoruso' (guitar and renaissance lute).
He currently teaches guitar at Hampton, Old Palace, St Olave's and Crown Woods Schools and lives in South East London.