David Smith

Associate Principal Trumpet

Born in Leicestershire England, David studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music. Prior to joining the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, David spent three years with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Daniel Harding and Claudio Abaddo. He has been honored to work with many of the world’s leading conductors including Gustavo Dudamel, Philipe Herwegge, Tugan Sokhiev, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Marc Minkowski.

David has travelled the world playing in many internationally renowned orchestras under the baton of the premier conductors of our time. These include: the Philharmonia, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Welsh National Opera, Orchestra Gran Canaria, Tenerife, and the Beijing Symphony Orchestra.

Part of David’s heritage of brass playing comes from the British-style brass band. He is proud to be the principal cornet of the Desford Colliery Band, an ensemble with a 100-year history and one of UK’s finest exponents of this medium. He can be heard on numerous orchestral and chamber ensemble recordings for Deutche Gramophone, Virgin Classics, BIS, Hyperion and Chandos.