David is Principal Double Bass with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra with whom he has has toured the UK Europe, America and Asia. He has made over 150 CD recordings with the BSO including a number of ‘Gramophone’ and ‘Grammy’ award winners as well as a New York Times ‘CD of the year’. He has played a guest principal bass with many British and Irish orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic, the BBC Philharmonic and the NSOI.

David has performed Bottesini’s concerto and the Duo Concertant with the BSO. Having played many solo recitals, in 2017 he released a solo CD called ‘Titanic Double Bass’ which has as its title track a beautiful air his Great Uncle played aboard the Titanic as it departed Ireland. 

Played on BBCRadio3 and ClassicFM reviewers said; 
a fascinating disc, well worth hearing for Daly’s outstanding lyricism and command of his instrument.
THE ART MUSIC LOUNGE—© 2018 Lynn René Bayley

“A noble pursuit that showcases the range of the mighty double bass well” 
BBC Music April 2019

David is a visiting professor of Double Bass at Southampton University and the London College of Music and he coaches at the Crescendo Summer Institute.


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