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David A. Stowell

Conductor and composer

David A. Stowell

Contact details

  dstowell@mac.com
  
  0776 616 3576


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David began his career at the Royal Military School of Music and on leaving HM Coldstream Guards furthered his conducting and composition studies in London and USA. He continued to work with Orchestras in the UK, a memorable highlight being the performance of a new work by Edmund Rubbra with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen. He has since appeared with many Orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra and, more recently, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
For the Millennium Festival at the National Indoor Arena David was commissioned to compose the music for the opening ceremony.
Other Commissions include composing for the City of Birmingham Choir Festival held in Symphony Hall Birmingham, Music for Her Majesty the Queens State Visits and music for the Bishops Inauguration Ceremony, commissioned by the Royal College of Church Music. He also composes for the ABRSM Brass exam syllabus.

In the Brass Band field he has conducted many bands including the Black Dyke Mills band, the GUS Band, Brighouse & Rastrick and Grimethorpe Colliery.

Following an opportunity to score a drama production in America (The Lake. 1987) David has worked as a composer on many television and radio productions including 'A Christmas Carol' . 'The Letter'; 'Anne Boleyn'; 'All Talk'; 'Out of Time'; ‘Unbeliever'; 'The Snow Crystal, ‘IceBound' (for which he was nominated for a ‘Queens award for Television’ for Best Original Score) and ‘Sariel’(2016). David is now working on the music score for a major new film currently in production and a Ballet Score for a tour in 2019.

 

 



Contest: Welsh Open

Saturday 16 February • The Grand Pavilion, The Esplanade, Porthcawl, CF36 3YW


Newstead Brass - Contest Countdown

Sunday 17 February • Festival Hall, Hodgkinson Road, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 7DJ


Foden's Band - Annual Patrons Concert

Tuesday 19 February • Sandbach School, Crewe Road, Sandbach CW11 3NS


Black Dyke Band - Doncaster Minster

Saturday 23 February • 9 Church St, Doncaster DN1 1RD


The Cobham Band - Best of Brass Concert

Saturday 23 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall. 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton Surrey KT7 0LQ


Blidworth Welfare Band

February 16 • *Solo Cornet* a great opportunity has arrived for a player to join our friendly and progressive band. Blidworth Welfare Band is a Championshop section band in Notts 15mins from J27 M1. We have sensible diary of concerts and contests


Freckleton Band

February 15 • We have a vacancy for a 2nd trombone player, although the solo trombone position would be available to the right person. The band has recently been promoted to the Championship section and have a balanced concert and contest programme.


Freckleton Band

February 15 • Freckleton Band have a vacancy for a 2nd baritone player. The band has recently been promoted to the Championship section and have a balanced concert and contest programme. Rehearsal nights are Mondays and Thursdays.


Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.