David Simkins


David Simkins is an MA Music with Innovation student at the University of Bristol and a Film Soundtrack Composer with an enthusiasm for storytelling, problem-solving and 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. His Grade 8 performance skills on piano, violin, voice and percussion and his key understanding of orchestration and arrangement for different ensembles allows him to create bespoke music. In 2021, his feature-length soundtrack to thriller “The Reckoner” debuted on Amazon Prime. As a member of the National Youth Film Academy and a student at the National Film and Television School, 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’s Kokoro ensemble; Dorset Youth Orchestra; Richard Irwin Music; and Red Hat Productions.

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