FULL BIOGRAPHY

“… he plays with real musicianship of the sort that made the familiar Rachmaninoff Vocalise sound more seductive than most singers can”  -The Irish Times

In 1985 David was appointed Principal Double Bass with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra by Rudolf Barshai, at the age of 25. David has performed under four principal conductors before the current highly acclaimed incumbent Kirill Karabits. As well as covering the length and breadth of the UK, with the orchestra David has toured Europe, America and as far as Hong Kong performing in the world’s finest concert halls such as Carnegie Hall – New York, and the Musikverein – Vienna and at the BBC Proms.

David has appeared on over 100 of BSO recordings (The BSO is one of the most recorded orchestras in Britain) including a number of which have won the coveted ‘Grammy’ and ‘Gramaphone’ awards. David has appeared a number of times as soloist with the BSO to high acclaim, performing Bottesini’s Concerto no.2 in the orchestra’s main season series and Bottesini’s Duo Concertant with Jonathan Carney. David has also played as guest Principal Double Bass with various other British and Irish orchestras including the London Philharmonic, the BBC symphony, the Royal Philharmonic and RTE NSOI.

David Daly started to play the Double Bass at the age of twelve studying at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. A member of the Irish Youth Orchestra for many years, in 1978 he won a place with the European Community Youth orchestra under Claudio Abbado. The following year he joined the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and appeared as soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra. Further studies followed with Prof.Thomas Martin (Guildhall School of Music) and in 1982 he moved to London and joining the BBC Concert Orchestra as well as freelancing with various orchestras including the English Chamber Orchestra. In 1988 David took a year out to attend Indiana University in Bloomington to study with Prof Bruce Bransby (Principal Double Bass of the L.A.Philharmonic) At this time he also took lessons with Edwin Barker (Principal Bass, Boston Symphony) and played in masterclass to the extraordinary cellist János Starker.

David is a visiting professor at the London College of Music and teaches at Marlborough College, Wiltshire. He is bass tutor at the annual "Crescendo" summer music school in Tokaji eastern Hungary.

David has been an active participant of the BSO’s education programme directing many acclaimed educational projects and also gives occasional pre-concert talks. David enjoys demonstrating the beauty of the double bass as solo instrument and plays in recital as time allows. A keen chamber musician, he also participates in the BSO’s chamber series at Wimborne St. Giles house. 2017 saw the release of his debut recital CD “Titanic DOUBLE BASS”, the title track of which features a melody his Great Uncle played on the Titanic as it departed Ireland. 

“The [Titanic DOUBLE BASS] CD must go down as a landmark in Double bass recordings for beauty of playing and beauty of recorded sound” John Kinsella, Composer

www.daviddalymusic.net.

Proved beyond doubt that the stringed giant of the orchestra is a very agile instrument in the hands of a star performer
-Bournemouth Evening Echo

SHORTER BIOGRAPHY

“… he plays with real musicianship of the sort that made the familiar Rachmaninoff Vocalise sound more seductive than most singers can”  -The Irish Times

David Daly started to play the Double Bass at the age of twelve studying at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. A member of the Irish Youth Orchestra for many years, in 1978 he won a place with the European Community Youth orchestra under Claudio Abbado. The following year he joined the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. Further studies followed with Prof.Thomas Martin (Guildhall School of Music), Prof Bruce Bransby Indiana University and with Edwin Barker (Principal Bass, Boston Symphony) and played in masterclass to the extraordinary cellist János Starker.

In 1985 David was appointed Principal Double Bass with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra by Rudolf Barshai, at the age of 25. With the orchestra David has toured the UK, Europe, America and as far as Hong Kong performing in the world’s finest concert halls such as Carnegie Hall – New York, and the Musikverein – Vienna and at the BBC Proms. David has appeared on over 100 of BSO recordings, and featured a number of times as soloist with the BSO to high acclaim. 

David has also played as guest Principal Double Bass with various other British and Irish orchestras including the London Philharmonic, the BBC symphony, the Royal Philharmonic and RTE NSOI. David is a visiting professor at the London College of Music and teaches at Marlborough College, Wiltshire. He is bass tutor at the annual "Crescendo" summer music school in Tokaji eastern Hungary. 2017 saw the release of his debut recital CD “Titanic DOUBLE BASS”.

“The [Titanic DOUBLE BASS] CD must go down as a landmark in Double bass recordings for beauty of playing and beauty of recorded sound” John Kinsella, Composer

www.daviddalymusic.net.

SHORTEST BIOGRAPHY

“… he plays with real musicianship of the sort that made the familiar Rachmaninoff Vocalise sound more seductive than most singers can”  -The Irish Times

In 1985 David was appointed Principal Double Bass with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra by Rudolf Barshai, at the age of 25. With the orchestra David has toured the UK, Europe, America and as far as Hong Kong performing in the world’s finest concert halls such as Carnegie Hall – New York, and the Musikverein – Vienna and at the BBC Proms. David has appeared on over 100 of BSO recordings, and featured a number of times as soloist with the BSO to high acclaim. David has also played as guest Principal Double Bass with various other British and Irish orchestras including the London Philharmonic, the BBC symphony, the Royal Philharmonic and RTE NSOI. He is a visiting professor at the London College of Music and teaches at Marlborough College. He is bass tutor at the annual "Crescendo" summer music school in Tokaji eastern Hungary. 2017 saw the release of his debut recital CD “Titanic DOUBLE BASS”.

www.daviddalymusic.net.

 “A star performer”
-Bournemouth Evening Echo

David plays a double bass made for him by Martyn Bailey in 2008 on the Titanic DOUBLE BASS cd. www.mjbl.co.uk