David Simkins

David Simkins – Biography

David Simkins is an MA Music with Innovation student at the University of Bristol with an enthusiasm for storytelling and problem-solving. Both sides of his degree unite to give him a drive for seeing creative ideas through.

During his time at Bristol, David has conducted the University Chamber Orchestra, Galenical Chamber Ensemble, the Operatic Society, Symphonia Philharmonic and Symphonia Symphony Orchestra, with a repertoire ranging from Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Dvorak’s New World Symphony to Maria Carey and Mary Poppins.

Alongside his studies and extra-curricular involvement with many orchestras and ensembles at the University, David works as a film composer. Since his feature-length soundtrack to “The Reckoner” debuted on Amazon Prime in 2021, David’s portfolio has continued to grow with professional projects he has composed, conducted and produced in association with local artists, directors and ensembles. These include: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’ Kokoro ensemble; Dorset Youth Orchestra; Richard Irwin Music; and Red Hat Productions.

With a place for Composing for Film, TV & Games at the National Film and Television School later, he has a lot more to come.

Find out more about David Simkins at www.davidsimkins.co.uk. Find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Listen to his music on all popular streaming services, including Spotify.

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