David Lumsdaine

Born in Sydney on 31 October 1931, the composer David Lumsdaine went to England in 1953 to study with Matyas Seiber. Later he became a lecturer at Durham University and founded its electronic studio. He was married to composer Nicola Lefanu, Professor of Music at York University.

After three decades in England, he returned to Australia and became known for his recordings of birdsong.

David Lumsdaine died on 12 January 2024, aged ninety-two.


A selection of articles about David Lumsdaine

Classical music news - January 2024 Obituaries - Our summary of those the classical music world has lost this month

CD Spotlight. A sense of spaciousness - A contemporary Australian music showcase, reviewed by Malcolm Tattersall. '... a lovely disc ...'