David studies violin with Suzanne Stanzeliet. Previous teachers include Maeve Broderick at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and during his undergraduate years at the Cork School of Music he studied violin with Cornelia Zanidache. He was one of the youngest members of the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland (over 18's) at 16, where he had the pleasure of working with some of the greatest conductors in the world in some of the greatest venues in Europe.
Following classes with Natalia Tchitch he started to play viola in 2004 and since his move to London in 2005 he has played viola with many orchestras in many venues throughout the capital. He has attended masterclasses and coachings with Hugh Maguire, Suzanne Stanzeleit, Pal Banda, Constantin Zanidache, Robin Ireland and Andrew Fuller.
Ensembles he has played with include GSMD Symphony Orchestra, YMSO, LGSO, Pelly Concert Orchestra, Sinfonia Tamesa, London Charity Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, RIAMSO, CSMSO, Lambeth Orchestra, Wexford Sinfonia, Kilkenny Youth Orchestra, Bloomsbury Symphony and British Police Orchestra. He also leads a busy chamber music career on both violin and viola.
He teaches violin at James Allen Girls and is Head of Music at Reedham Park School in South London. He is a music scholar (violin) at Roehampton University in London.