David Todd, Myriad’s Musical Director, is a conductor, repetiteur and organist based in Glasgow and London. He was trained at Oxford University and the Royal Academy of Music, and in September 2016 began his association with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as Repetiteur with the Opera Department. His work is increasingly taking him abroad; he holds the post of Guest Conductor of the choir of Turku Cathedral, Finland, has worked for the Swiss-Italian Conservatoire in Switzerland, and as Associate Repetiteur for the Lyric Opera Studio in Weimar, Germany. Closer to home, he has worked on and developed mixed arts events with venues such as the Southbank Centre, Courtauld Gallery and Morley College in London, and has recently made his debut working with Opera North (educational workshops), Dorset Opera (Assistant Chorus Master), Hampstead Garden Opera, and University College Opera.
Other recent highlights included working as Chorus Master for the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, performing alongside concert pianist Murray Perahia, and conducting the Brentwood Philharmonic Orchestra. David also participated in the prestigious 2016 Solti Academy based in Venice.
David is active as a recitalist and accompanist on the organ and piano. Recent performances include Handel’s Organ Concerto in G Minor with the Kings Chamber Orchestra alongside concert organist Jennifer Bate in Muswell Hill, and recitals of Messiaen’s complete organ suite La Nativité du Seigneur.