The Irish Times, August 14th 2013

The Irish Times review, by Michael Dervan, of David’s Dublin concert

“Syme is a player of excitable temperament. He played the Haydn Sonata No. 52 in E-Flat with an almost boyish eagerness, as if at certain moments he knew he should be reining himself in, but ended up giving in to a what-the-heck impulse. He’s a fearless player, with a go-for-it, heart on sleeve approach, as his programming of Liszt’s daunting arrangement of Wagner’s Tannhauser overture made clear.”