Born in London, David Alberman received his LRAM diploma from the Royal Academy of Music at the age of sixteen. He studied the violin privately with Prof. Igor Ozim in Cologne, and then studied Classical Languages and Philosophy at Oxford University for four years.
His professional experience has been widely varied. After playing with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and the London Symphony Orchestra, he became a concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. A long-standing interest in contemporary music led him in 1986 to join the internationally renowned Arditti Quartet, who specialise in new music. During his time with the Quartet, he took part in the world premieres of more than 200 works, and made a number of recordings which won prizes internationally. In 1995, having left the quartet, he formed a Duo with the virtuoso pianist Rolf Hind, and, in 1998, became Principal Second Violin of the London Symphony Orchestra. Since then, as well as his work with the LSO, David Alberman has played recitals with the pianist Rolf Hind, in (among others) Vienna, Darmstadt, London, Brussels, Stuttgart, Oslo, Stockholm, Paris, and Zurich.
In addition to his work with the London Symphony Orchestra, 2017 -18 brings chamber music performances among others in Huddersfield, London, Lucerne and Aix-en Provence. Apart from solo and chamber music recitals, he is also in demand as a teacher and coach (he is a Guest Professor of New String Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and has held the Violin Professorship at the Darmstadt Courses for New Music, and in February and is regularly invited to coach at the New World Symphony Academy in Miami Beach, and at the Chamber Music Academy of the Aix-en-Provence festival). As well as appearing as guest concertmaster for the London Symphony Orchestra, LPO, BBC Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Bergen Philharmonic, David Alberman has appeared as soloist with, among others, the Orchestre de Lille, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra in Vienna.