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 is a founder and co-director of Stomping Ground Collective.

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

7 July 2022, 6pm

St. John's College, Cambridge

Sitivit anima mea

The Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge

Andrew Nethsingha, conductor

recent performances

24 June 2022, 6.30pm

Robinson College, Cambridge

lockwood for wind quintet and piano

Ensemble Renard

Stomping Ground Collective


21 June 2022, 6.30pm

Royal Academy of Music, London


18 May 2022, 7pm

Pushkin House, London



19 March 2022, 6pm

Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Capel Suite

Alastair Watson, clarinet

David Nunn, piano

Commissioned by Alastair Watson

6 February 2022, 6pm

St. John's College, Cambridge

Sitivit anima mea

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postponed due to coronavirus:

The Goat and the Kid

New London Children's Choir

Commissioned by NLCC

oh pristine example

St. John's Choir and live electronics

Commissioned by St. John's Choir

Credit: Carol Parris