David Stark

David Stark graduated with a first class BMus (Hons) from the Royal Academy of Music in 2011, winning the John Alton Award for Double Bass, Elizabeth Willmore Scholarship, Di Veroli Award and the William Elkin Memorial Prize. He was a scholarship student, studying with Duncan Mctier and Graham Mitchell.

Since leaving the Academy, David has been guest Principal Double Bass of Scottish Opera, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Aurora Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The John Wilson Orchestra.

In 2012, offered Principal Bass position at both the Northern Sinfonia and BBC National Orchestra of Wales, his love of the symphonic repertoire led him to Cardiff.