David Beaman studied violin, piano and composition at The Purcell School before going on to The Royal College of Music where he studied conducting with Neil Thomson. He studied at the Canford ConductingCourse with George Hurst and most recently with Denise Ham, Royal Academy of Music.
David was appointed principal conductor of Symphonia Academica in 2003.He has also conducted the BBC Concert Orchestra Strings, King’s Chamber Orchestra, the Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra, the Aylesbury Festival Chorus, the Endellion Winds and the University of Luton Choiras well as commercial sessions for television, radio and cinema.
David has much experience in music for screen. He has played onnumerous film and TV scores and appeared on many TV programmes. He appeared in the movies Shine and Four Feathers. He is an experienced composer and arranger, having worked on several TV commercials for ompanies such as Lancia, St Ivel, Eurostar and Jameson.
He has recently been busily involved in education projects and workshops for Symphonia Academica and the BBC Concert Orchestra.
As a pianist David has played both as soloist and accompanist in the UK and in Russia.
His love of piano accompaniment has proved invaluable in conducting concerti and other solo works, which he particularly enjoys.He became a violinist with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the age of 23 and has also played with the RPO and the Halle as well as with countless pop musicians.