David Mitcham is an award winning film composer. His musical training began as a trombone player in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. He was awarded his ARCM at the age of 17. He then studied for his B Mus Tonmeister degree at Surrey University which involved a year working at Abbey Road Studios.
He became a professional composer in the mid 1980s. His scores for natural history films have won numerous awards at international film festivals. These include an Emmy in 2016 for "The Last Orangutan Eden", a Golden Panda at Wildscreen for "The Elephant, the Emperor and the Butterfly Tree" (2004), and in America, Best Music at both the American Wildlife Film Awards Jackson Hole ("Danger in Tiger Paradise" 2003) and the Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival ("South Pacific" 2010). He was nominated for an Ivor for "Danger in Tiger Paradise" in 2003 and at the Emmys for "Mississippi : Tales of the Last River Rat" in 2006.
His concert music includes "At The Top Of The Tide", premiered by Alison Balsom and her ensemble at the Bristol Proms (2015) and "Ricercare" for Brass quintet and Organ written to mark the 30th anniversary of London Brass (2016). Both pieces are published by Brass Wind as are collections of his Flute ensemble music and Trombone pieces.
Over the years he has developed performing skills on many instruments. He likes to relax by playing jazz double bass.
David is based in England in the heart of historic Wiltshire.
Web link: http://www.davidmitcham.co.uk