After graduating with a BMus (Hons) degree from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2006, David has enjoyed a varied career to date. He can often be seen playing with various big bands around the country, and is the bass trombonist for the Nick Ross Orchestra currently on tour with "The Sounds of the Glenn Miller Era". He is also second trombone with the John Miller Orchestra and the world's finest ensemble for Ballroom Dancing; the Empress Orchestra - directed by Ashley Frohlick. With the Empress Orchestra David has toured Italy, Russia, Singapore and Shanghai, China.
David has had the pleasure of working with the Andy Prior Big Band, Glenn Miller Orchestra UK (Directed by Ray McVay), the Glenn Miller Tribute Orchestra, Memphis Belle Swing Orchestra, Squadronaires Dance Orchestra, Nelson Riddle Tribute Orchestra, Kings of Swing Orchestra, Swing Shift Big Band, Debbie Curtis Radio Big Band, Stephen Triffitt and his "Sinatra Live at the Sands Concert", Jeff Hooper and his Swing Easy Big Band, the Andy McKay Orchestra, and the French Glenn Miller Memorial Orchestra - participating in the January tour of France in 2008.
On the 'orchestral side of life' David has played for the Hallé Orchestra, the London Pro-Arte and is regularly called upon to play for orchestras all around Europe. Notable performances include playing bass sackbut for Forum Sinfonietta in the south of France in Mozart's "Requiem". His highlights also include playing in the Opéra Comique, the Salle Pleyel and the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, for numerous performances of French orchestral repertoire, operas and operettas with Orchestre Ostinato as principal bass trombonist under the direction of highly acclaimed conductor, Jean-Luc Tingaud.
David has over ten years' experience teaching brass to all ages - both privately and as part of the Hull and Essex Music Services - which also included "Wider Opportunities" in schools. He was also brass tutor for the Academy East Music School based at Colchester Institute, and regularly coached the lower brass of the Essex Youth Orchestra and Essex Young People's Orchestra.
You can read more about David on his personal website: www.david-pearce.co.uk