Born in South Yorkshire Dave, benefited from free music tuition at his Grammar School. From there he became principal horn in the National Youth Orchestra at the age of sixteen. Having entered the profession at a tender age he has held principal positions in the country’s finest orchestras, latterly the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. He has worked with all the major conductors, composers and artists in all fields of music. Dave has most recently been associated with the music of Michael Nyman, Andrew Lloyd Webber and the late Michael Kamen.