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David is an orchestrator, musical supervisor, conductor and arranger with over 25 years of experience working internationally, across the UK and in the West End.  


He has been made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music for his contribution to musical theatre, and as a passionate educator he continues to teach on the MA Musical Direction and Coaching course.

David is represented by Nick Quinn at The Agency.


Cabaret, Gothenburg Opera, 2022-2023

New orchestrations and Conductor

Fishermans Friends, 2022-2023 UK and Canada Tour 

Musical Supervisor and Vocal Arrangements

The Man of La Mancha, English National Opera, Spring/Summer 2019

Symphonic orchestrations and Musical Supervisor

"The biggest star is David White commanding a large (and loud) orchestra"

Mark Shenton, London Theatre Guide

"Played with tremendous oomph by the ENO orchestra conducted by David White"



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Something Rotten, Wermland Opera, 2018/19

Symphonic orchestrations and Musical Supervisor

The Assassination of Katie Hopkins, Theatr Clwyd

Orchestrator and Musical Supervisor

Winner Best Musical Production 2018, UK Theatre Awards

Fiddler on the Roof, Chichester Festival Theatre 

New Orchestrations, new dance arrangements and Musical Supervisor

Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close, English National Opera

Symphonic orchestrations

Les Miserables, a new version for Wermland Opera, Karlstad, Sweden

Musical Supervisor and Musical Director, additional orchestration


Showboat, Sheffield Theatres and West End 

Musical Supervisor and Musical Director, new vocal arrangements

Winner Best Musical Production 2016, UK Theatre Awards


I Love Musicals, Scandanavian tour and Nippon Budokan Arena, Tokyo

A series of arena concerts in Sweden, Norway and Finland with the Stockholm Sinfonietta, and in Tokyo with the Tokyo Philharmonic, starring Ramin Karimloo, Peter Joback, Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess.


Do I Hear A Waltz? , Wigmore Hall

Conducting and arranging for  the world-renowned Nash Ensemble in the late music of Richard Rodgers.

The orchestration by David White is brought to magnificent life…there are moments when the music floods your senses to such a degree that it blocks out everything else.

Theatre World

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The excellent ENO orchestra is led by David White. His conducting is lively, dynamic and makes the most of the Spanish influences in the score, with an emphasis on the castanets and guitars. 

Broadway World

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The thirteen member Nash Ensemble under the educated baton of David White gave the lush melodies every ounce of their attention 

Musical Theatre Review

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The most sumptuous sound I've heard in a musical.

The Guardian

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