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David Young

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David Young

David is a freelance conductor working on a diverse range of projects across the UK. As well as his work in Cardiff, he is Musical Director of Reading Bach Choir and Dorking Choral Society, Co-Director of professional vocal ensemble Reverie and works regularly with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus.

David studied at the University of Manchester and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. His recent guest work has included the Royal College of Music Chorus and New London Chamber Choir, and he has also conducted The Portrait Choir (The National Portrait Gallery’s Choir in Residence) and St Martin’s Voices in performances in London. He has recently broadcast on BBC Radio with Cardiff Polyphonic Choir, and during his time in Manchester prepared the University Chamber Choir for work with BBC Television and a role alongside the Hallé Choir and Orchestra in Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg under the baton of Sir Mark Elder. He has also prepared choirs for Michael Sanderling (Beethoven Symphony No. 9), Eric Whitacre (Whitacre Deep FieldFive Hebrew Love Songs), Justin Doyle (Brahms Requiem) and James Burton (Walton Belshazzar’s Feast), as well as acting as Chorus Master for both Peter Oundjian and Christopher Bell with the RSNO.

He lives in South London, and also continues to work as a professional singer David enjoys playing sport (especially football and cricket) and engaging with many and varied types of music, visual art, and literature, and is continually inspired by the power of art to engage, challenge and enrich.