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David Curtis

David Curtis’ career has encompassed chamber music, instrumental teaching and conducting – performing, teaching and coaching at the highest level. As viola player in the Coull String Quartet, he toured all around the world, recording over 25 CDs and gave over 250 broadcasts for BBC Radio 3.   

In 1993, David founded Orchestra of the Swan, one of UK’s most successful chamber orchestras – and was its Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for twenty-five years; touring with the orchestra to Germany, China, Mexico and the USA.   

David has been the Music Director of the North Hungarian Symphony and has conducted the Academy of St Martin’s-in-the-Field, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony, MoravskáFilharmonie and Festival Chorus, Mikkeli City Orchestra, Hamburg Symphonica and many other professional, student and amateur orchestras. 

“A reassuringly calm yet always encouraging and cajoling presence,” The Gramophone. 

“Curtis’s conducting is close to Boult’s, if more intimate and slightly more perceptive” The American Record Guide. 

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