Following his choral scholarship at King's College, Cambridge, David went on to further study and then to work as an operatic soloist. David won many prestigious awards and scholarships including the NFMS/Esso Award, the Warwick Artists Young Musicians Trust Competition, the Young Songmakers’ Competition and the Bayreuth Bursary, among others. Among the many specialists in this field, David studied with Graham Johnson, Ellie Ameling, Martin Isepp and sang under the baton of conductors such as Martyn Brabbins, Richard Hickox and David Parry.
Having gained valuable experience as a singer and establishing a solid vocal technique, David went on to teach one-to-one singing. His teaching career spans more than twenty years and he is highly respected and sought-after by singers up to and including those at a professional level. David has worked as a singing teacher at Bristol and Oxford universities.
David was appointed Director of Music at Somerville College, Oxford in 2007 and transformed the choir into one of the best mixed voice choirs in Oxford University. As well as releasing two critically acclaimed recordings, the choir also made numerous tours within the UK and abroad, notably Italy, Germany and the USA.
Since leaving Somerville College in Summer 2015, David has taken over as Music Director of Cheltenham Bach Choir.
He is also Music Director of both the Reading Phoenix Choir and vOx Chamber Choir and has worked many times with The Musicians of the Dreaming Spires, an Oxford-based professional orchestra. His work with choirs and orchestras has attracted superb notices in the UK and abroad. He is also increasingly in demand for master-classes.