Hi, I’m David Branscomb, I’m 55 years old, was born in Maitland NSW, moved to Sydney 30 years ago and work at National Archives of Australia. I love my sport but also have a love for classical music. I started listening to classical music in my early teens and really enjoyed it, though I never learnt a musical instrument, which I regret. My church minister furthered my musical knowledge even more and I have been enjoying classical music ever since.
My first album was a Doyle Carte recording of Mikado. Why? Because I had been involved with the drama class in High School and was in the Mikado, and my first visit to the Opera House was to watch a professional version of this opera.
I enjoy listening to Andre Rieu but have a wide range of classical genres in my music library and adding more all the time. I enjoy anything Baroque, Choral, Early Music, High Classical, Orchestral, Jazz and Renaissance. I also enjoy opera but would like to see more opera though. About 4 years ago, I was skimming the radio channels at work and came upon Fine Music 102.5 and now my radios are tuned and I listen to 102.5 as much as I am able to. I also attend the Concert Hall at the Opera House regularly but like everyone else, would like to see more of course.
What does Fine Music 102.5 mean to YOU?
Fine Music 102.5 means a place where I can reflect on how it relates to life and it is a way to express my feelings. It is a way of venting negative emotions and calming myself down and helps me escape from the reality I live in.
It’s harder today for young people to enter the music scene. By donating to Fine Music 102.5, I feel as if I am doing my bit to helping and allowing a new generation to be able to enjoy playing and listening to classical music, via the various scholarships that Fine Music has initiated as well as a place to record, which is fantastic and I congratulate Fine Music for that. Also by donating it also allows me and many other classical music enthusiasts like myself to keep listening to this lovely exquisite music for years to come.