David was born in Buckinghamshire, UK in 1955. He was educated at Bedford Modern School, Cambridge University, Manchester University and the Royal Northern College of Music where he studied composition with Anthony Gilbert. He later studied composition privately with Richard Causton.

He has been a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute since 1981, working in local government and in the private sector. He retired from local government in 2014.

David’s piece ‘Mixed Doubles’ was selected for performance by the London Sinfonietta at the ‘State of the Nation’ contemporary music festival at London’s South Bank in 2000 and was broadcast on BBC Radio 3. His string quartet ‘Five Paragraphs for String Quartet’ was selected for workshops with the Arditti Quartet at the Kingston University International Call for Works in 2010 and was also broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

David lives in Reading, Berkshire UK.