David Robert Coleman

b. 1969



British composer and conductor, David Robert Coleman, was born in London in 1969. He studied the piano, musicology and conducting at the Royal College of Music, London and King’s College Cambridge. He has worked as an assistant conductor to numerous conductors, including Pierre Boulez, Simon Rattle and Hans Zender. He was engaged by Maestro Kent Nagano as personal assistant and associate conductor at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich from 2006-9. 

His conducting career has continued from strength to strength over the last ten years, with appearances as a guest conductor with orchestras including the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, Lausanne Sinfonietta, Southwest German Radio Orchestra, Youth Orchestra of the Americas and Ensemble Modern Frankfurt. 

Coleman’s compositions have been commissioned and performed by ensembles such as the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Frankfurt Opera, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Jena Philharmonic and Halle Philharmonic.