Born in New York in 1949, David Abramovitz began piano studies at the age of five. He took a bachelors degree in musicology at Princeton and a masters degree in piano at the Manhattan School of Music, studying with Robert Helps. In 1970 a Fulbright scholarship took him to Rome to work with Bruno Canino. Settling in Europe in 1976, first in Zürich as coach at the Opera Studio and soloist with the orchestra, then in 1977, recipient of two successive scholarships (American and French) in Paris to work with Nadia Boulanger, he gave his first concerts in Europe with Cathy Berberian in Germany, then in Bulgaria, Poland, France and Switzerland. He has accompanied many renowned singers, including Régine Crespin, Hans Hotter, Hugues Cuenod, Gérard Souzay, Rita Gorr, Mady Mesplé, Bernard Kruysen, Frederica Von Stade, Lucy Shelton, Edita Gruberova, Felicity Lott, David Pittman-Jennings, as well as others from a younger generation including Natalie Dessay, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt and others, and accompanied numerous master-classes. He has collaborated on productions at the Paris and Montpellier Operas, and has taught at the Paris Opera School, the CNIPAL in Marseille and the Conservatory in Poitiers.
As a recital soloist he has performed all over the world, and has also collaborated on a theatre and music endeavour based on the correspondence of George Sand, performing Chopin to the George Sand of Leslie Caron (in Chichester in 1997 and Melbourne in 1999). A passionate chamber musician, he founded and co-directed the Musiciens Amoureux in Paris from 1984 to 1988, and has performed with numerous instrumentalists, among them Maurice Gendron and Gérard Caussé. His recordings include Fauré songs with Laurent Naouri and Claire Brua, songs by Henri Sauguet, an album of French cabaret songs of the Belle Epoque with Denise Bahous, and a recording of Poulenc songs with Laurent Naouri.