David Burrowes sang as a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral. He was awarded a choral scholarship to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge where he read Music, following which he spent five years as a member of the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast.
Since moving to South East England in 1984, he has played as guest principal cellist with the London Mozart Players, City of London Sinfonia, and Orchestra
of St. John’s Smith Square, as well as performing extensively with the Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras. He was Principal Cello of English Classical Players from 1991-2011.
He has held the post of Principal Cello in the London production of Phantom
of the Opera since 1998 and he is also currently Principal Cello of Worthing Symphony Orchestra and Southern Pro Musica.
In the chamber music field, he is cellist and Artistic Director of Cirrus, a group drawn from top London performers. The group has recorded, toured and broadcasted extensively since its formation in 1992. As a member of Primavera,
he has performed at the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, and has appeared on a number of highly acclaimed chamber CDs with the group. Amongst his solo recording credits is a CD of the Brahms Double Concerto with Rolf Wilson, ex Leader of the RPO on violin, with Brian Wright conducting on
David Burrowes has held the post of Associate Lecturer at the University of Surrey since 2000. He is Director of the annual Pro Corda Plus: Cello Course and has coached cello with a number of Youth Orchestras in Great Britain. In addition he has taught at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and given masterclasses for the London Cello Society.