David completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Glasgow and University of Illinois before going on to gain a Masters in 'Cello Performance with Distinction from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the tutelage of Robert Irvine. David combines regular teaching/conducting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Junior Department and Big Noise Raploch with performances as part of Red Note Ensemble and Concerto Caledonia, as well as a variety of other engagements. He was principal cellist with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and Camerata Scotland, and has since performed with BBC SSO, RSNO and the orchestra of Scottish Opera.