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David McCann

David McCann has worked with many of the U.K. and Ireland’s leading orchestras, including the Hallé Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, the Ulster Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Ireland’s National Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Opera North and Northern Ireland Opera. He also enjoys playing chamber music; in addition to his role as HRSE’s cellist he performs regularly with Newry Chamber Music’s Fews Ensemble, and in 2017 he performed George Crumb’s Vox Balaenae in the closing concert of the Salisbury International Arts Festival.


A passionate interpreter of new music, David has given premiere performances of dozens of new pieces for his instrument. He is also active as a composer; in 2017 he was commissioned by HRSE to compose Three Caprices for solo cello. His Six Pieces for solo flute and Suite for solo cello received f irst performances in 2019, and his Reflexion for solo cello was premiered in 2022. David graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2010 and completed the MMus course with distinction in 2012. He teaches privately at his home in Belfast.

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