An expertise in early plucked instruments, theorbo player David talks being starstruck, puns, and excellent chequed shirts
What do you do to relax in your spare time?
I grow chillies.
If you could perform in any venue, what / where would it be?
The Great Hall, Dartington.
Is there a piece you have fallen in love with since performing it with The Sixteen?
I enjoy all Handel.
What has been the most challenging piece of music you have ever performed?
Havoc by Giles Swaine.
Does anyone in The Sixteen have any annoying or unusual habits?! If so, what is it?
Stuart always has a nicer chequed shirt than mine
Do you have a party trick and if so, what is it?!
Just making my kids laugh with daft puns.
Who were you, or would you be nervous to meet?
I met Andres Segiovia when I was 14 – scary!
What do you think you would be doing if you weren’t a musician?
Industrial Chemistry – have half a degree in it!
What would your ultimate desert island disc be?
Purcell Viol Fantasies
What would you eat for your last supper?
Chicken Biriany, vegetables Madras strength
Please tell us a little about your instrument.
I play a large selection of early plucked instruments including theorbo, archlute, Renaissance lutes, Baroque lutes, early guitars and Turkish saz.
And the obligatory question…What football team do you support?!
None – give me the cricket any day!