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Introducing… New Musical Director: David Curtis

The People’s Orchestra are delighted to confirm the appointment of David Curtis as their New Musical Director. David is a musician with extensive experience as a professional performer, working internationally at the highest level over a career spanning forty years. David also has a proven track record as a programmer, producer, manager and fundraiser. Alongside setting up the renowned Orchestra of the Swan, David has worked in educational and charity settings to bring music to people with disabilities and dementia. 

Needless to say, The People’s Orchestra members were buzzing with excitement after their first rehearsal with David: 

“David came into TPO like a breath of fresh air. His conducting background, his experience as a violist and his involvement with charitable causes were great talking points – we were all eager to find out more. Also, I loved the way he broke down various orchestral phrases within each section, giving us the opportunity to understand the meaning of the phrases, asking, ‘Why did the composer write it like that?’” – Lakhvir, leader 

“It was great to have someone just ‘click’ with the orchestra so quickly and it felt like he belonged in front of us!” – Kerrie, cellist.  

“David made an instant connection with TPO and brought with him a refreshing level of enthusiasm and energy. Within the first rehearsal he was already bringing out the best in our ensemble – I’m excited to see what the future holds under his direction.” – Mandy, violinist 

“He is clearly going to be a friendly and supportive leader but has some really outstanding musical expertise. The right mix for TPO I think!!! Looking forward to it!” – Rosie, saxophonist 


***The People’s Orchestra is always keen to hear from new players. If you think you would like to be a part of The People’s Orchestra family, please email***

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