David Anderson is a freelance pianist and conductor in the Pittsburgh region. He serves on the faculty of Seton Hill University as the Music Director / Conductor of Sinfonia, theory instructor, and staff accompanist. In addition, he is the Music Director of the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra in Southern Wisconsin.
A native of Clovis, New Mexico, Anderson holds piano degrees (BM, summa cum laude and MM, with distinction) from Baylor University where he studied under internationally renowned artist and teacher Krassimira Jordan. After beginning conducting studies under the guidance of Stephen Heyde at Baylor, he went on to earn a degree in orchestral conducting at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign under the tutelage of Donald Schleicher. He is a past winner of the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship and was a finalist for the Conductor’s Guild’s Thelma A. Robinson award.
As a pianist, Anderson has collaborated with Chicago Symphony Orchestra players Brant Taylor, Li-Kuo Chang, and Rong-Yan Tang. He has performed numerous times as an orchestral soloist, most recently in October 2012 as a conductor and pianist playing Mozart’s C Major Piano Concerto (K. 503) with the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed as orchestral pianist for the Westmoreland and Edgewood Symphony Orchestras.
As a conductor, Anderson has collaborated with soloists Midori, Rachel Barton Pine, Christopher Martin, and the Chicago cast of the Jersey Boys. He received additional instruction through active participation at workshops under the guidance of Larry Rachleff, Gustav Meier, Leonard Slatkin, Giancarlo Guerrero, Kenneth Kiesler, and Victor Yampolsky.