David Nunn is a composer based in London. His music has been performed internationally: in the UK, France, Germany, Malta, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and the USA. He has recently written for ensemble recherche, The Gesualdo Six, The Hermes Experiment, and Psappha. His music is often characterised by textures which seem to revolve and rotate as if in a kaleidoscope. It is sometimes minimal and introspective, and at other times joyous and chaotic. 

David currently studies with Helen Grime at the Royal Academy of Music, having previously studied with Julian Anderson and Christian Mason. He has been generously supported with a bursary from the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust and a scholarship from The Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

Upcoming commissions include works for Psappha (in collaboration with poet Louise Wallwein); the New London Children’s Choir; Equinox Duo; and The Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge. If you would like to perform his music or commission a piece, please get in touch.

Download: CV (Jan 2020) Work list (Jan 2020)

upcoming performances

N.B. all postponed due to coronavirus

étude 'circlets' 

George Fu, piano

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

new work

Equinox Duo: flute and harp

Commissioned by RCS


Claire Wild and musicians from Psappha

Commissioned by Psappha

Credit: Carol Parris



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