David Stoll

b. 1948

British

Biography

David Stoll is a composer of music for the concert hall, the theatre, television and radio.  He also writes lyrics for stage musicals, and songs for children. His first novel, A DREAM OF LOCKDOWN, was published under the orrydian imprint in June 2022.

Stoll was educated at Oxford University, where he held the Hadow open scholarship in composition at Worcester College, and at the Royal Academy of Music, London.  He started professional life as a music director in Theatre-in-Education before embarking on a freelance career as a composer, songwriter and musician.  Though he has played in bands and led ensembles – he now concentrates on writing and production.

Stoll's concert music, including his four String Quartets, is published by Novello & Co, (Wise Music). Novello also publishes other Stoll music, including  THE DRUMMER BOY OF WATERLOO, a children’s opera written with Megg Nicol, which was very successfully premiered by Jubilee Opera in Aldeburgh in November 2015.