David Lesser studied performance at the Royal College of Music, London, and composition at the University of Huddersfield. He is active as a composer, performer and teacher, and his music has been performed in Europe and America by Ensemble Aleph, Les trois en bloc, Sylvia Hinz, Linda Hirst and Ian Pace.
He studied piano with Robert Sutherland, and has worked with composers Karlheinz Stockhausen, Peter Maxwell Davies, Michael Finnissy and James Dillon. He has recorded critically acclaimed discs of music by Hans Werner Henze and Wolfgang Rihm on the Metier label.
He has taught at the University of Warwick, the University of Bath, the American Universities of Dubai and Sharjah, UAE, and currently teaches piano and composition at New York University in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
As a performer he specialises in the music of the 20 th century and contemporary repertoires.