David Lale is firmly established in the fabric of the London music scene, as both a soloist and chamber musician. He has performed all the main cello concertos with orchestras from the UK and abroad, as well as being an enthusiastic promoter of new and lesser-known works.
David started learning the cello at a young age, and in 1999 won the Suffolk Young Musician of the year competition. In 2003 he won first prize at the St Tropez International Music Festival for his performance of Shostakovich's 1st cello concerto, and subsequently performed Dvorak's cello concerto in London and Paris. In 2007 he was invited to perform Beethoven's Triple Concerto with Vladimir Ashkenazy at Cadogan Hall and St Martin in the Fields, London.
As a chamber musician, David finds as much time as possible to collaborate with other like minded musicians. He was a member of the Woodbridge and Bacchus Quartets, before joining the Ossian Ensemble in 2009. David has worked with all the major London Orchestras including BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, English National Opera and London Sinfonietta. David was recently invited to join the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and took up the position in 2013.