David Firmanís education and training was principally classically based, studying piano, cello and organ, but his professional experience is wide ranging in all styles and forums of musical performance.
His first professional engagements were primarily as a musical director in musical theatre, and as a keyboard session musician in film, television and recording work. This gave him an understanding of the technical requirements of these media, which he now puts to use when writing for and conducting in these environments.
David Firman is the Principal Guest Conductor with the Danish Radio Sinfonietta, and divides his time between the concert hall and the recording studio, not only in the UK but also in Europe and further afield. He has sought to use his practical experience to develop his arrangements and orchestrations, and his work is now heard in a wide variety of contexts, ensembles and musical styles.
He also tries to encourage future musical professionals as a visiting professor both in the UK and abroad.
David Firman lives in London with his wife Eileen.