Scottish pianist Brian Davidson studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, the Royal College of Music, and later in Paris with Vlado Perlemuter on a Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarship. He completed his postgraduate studies at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada where he also gave his first televised broadcast.
Since then, he has performed frequently throughout the UK as well as overseas in Norway, Poland, Sri Lanka, Portugal and Germany, to great critical acclaim. Highlights of his career include his London debut at St John’s Smith Square in 1989, which included the premiere of Ronald Stevenson’s ‘Symphonic Elegy for Liszt’, a televised appearance at the Powsin International Piano Festival near Warsaw, and an extensive series of Schubert recitals in Britain during the composer’s bicentenary in 1997.
In 2003 he was invited to open the new concert season at the Stadthalle in Heidelberg, and has since returned to give further recitals in Germany on numerous occasions.
In recent years, Brian has performed extensively for various cruise companies including Princess Cruises,Crystal Cruises and Fred.Olsen.
He has also played for many charitable events and, in 2014, was invited to give a recital at Brinsworth House in London, home to former members of the acting and music professions.
His broadcasting experience at home includes an appearance on the BBC Scotland programme ‘Edinburgh Nights’, as well as performances for BBC Radio Scotland.
In addition to his performing activities, he lectured in piano at The Royal Conservatory of Scotland for ten years. Brian is also a writer on both music and cinema, a number of his articles having appeared in periodicals such as ‘International Piano’ and ‘Cinema Retro’.