David Nunn is a composer and music educator based in London. His output encompasses instrumental, vocal, choral, and electronic music, and ranges from solo to orchestral in scope. Through his music, he aims to create an escapism for the listener, and his music is often driven by circular processes and immersive textures. It is sometimes minimal and introspective, and at other times joyous and chaotic.

He has written for musicians such as ensemble recherche, Equinox Duo, The Hermes Experiment, Parandrus, Psappha, Elias Peter Brown, Emily Earl, Thomas Fetherstonhaugh, George Fu, Zoë Martlew, Lauren Scott, Mark Simpson, Rosalind Ventris, and Huw Watkins. His choral music has been performed by numerous choirs across Europe, in the US, and in the Far East.


He studied with Helen Grime at the Royal Academy of Music, where he won the RCS Muriel Dawson Award and Alan Bush Composition Prize, and he also studied with Julian Anderson and Christian Mason. His music is published non-exclusively by Black Dot Press.

If you would like to perform his music or commission a piece, please get in touch.

Download: CV (Apr 2021) Work list (May 2021)

upcoming performances

15 July 2021, St Mary's Church, Twickenham


Equinox Duo, flute and harp

Commissioned by RCS


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postponed due to coronavirus:

The Goat and the Kid

New London Children's Choir

Commissioned by NLCC

Capel Suite

Alastair Watson, clarinet

David Nunn, piano

Commissioned by Alastair Watson

oh pristine example

St. John's Choir and live electronics

Commissioned by St. John's Choir

Credit: Carol Parris