David Collins

David studied trumpet at RSAMD in Glasgow, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki and completed an MMus in Trumpet at RIAM in Dublin graduating with Distinction.
During his studies David won numerous prizes including the Guinness Brass Bursary and Robert McCreath Memorial and was a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra from 2009-2011.
Since returning to Dublin he has performed, toured and recorded regularly with RTÉ NSO, RTÉ CO, Irish Chamber Orchestra and Camerata Ireland and held the position of Second Trumpet & Principal Cornet with the Ulster Orchestra between 2016-2018.
David is the Artistic Director of Dublin Brass Week, Ireland’s international brass festival, and has appeared as soloist in concerti by Haydn, Vivaldi, Neruda as well as Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.2 with Vanbrugh Camerata.
David was appointed as Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in August 2019.