David Taylor is quickly garnering national attentional as an innovative musical entrepreneur, businessman and educator. His passion for arts education, enthusiasm and dynamism has helped to catapult both himself and his projects on the national stage and inspire a new generation of musicians and entrepreneurs.
One of the leading entrepreneurs in the world of classical music, David Taylor has built his career on a dynamic and energetic approach to bringing innovation to the arts.
His energy and creativity has catapulted him to widespread media attention in the UK and further afield.
David is the CEO and Founder of the acclaimed Yorkshire Young Sinfonia (YYS). His desire to see innovation in arts education and his astute business mind have been the driving force behind YYS, leading it to flourish in its short existence, reaching an audience of over 3 million people in just 2 years. David recently led YYS to win the Arts and Culture Award at the White Rose Awards 2016, the largest tourism awards in the UK, and was named as “Young Achiever of the Year” in the 2017 Dalesman Awards 2017. In 2015, the BBC Radio 4 programme “Birth of an Orchestra” documented the creation of YYS and allowed David to showcase his passion for classical music on the national stage. In addition, both David and YYS have featured in the Telegraph, Classic FM, BBC Radio 3 and Classical Music Magazine. YYS continues to attract world class musicians to Yorkshire, with the world renowned Ray Chen performing with the orchestra in 2017, with YYS becoming the first youth orchestra in the world to be 100% digital, using iPads instead of sheet music.
As a self-starter in the arts, David has developed an in depth knowledge of the classical music industry and a wide range of skills and feels it is hugely important to pass the lessons he has learnt on to others. David is passionate about enabling the next generation of entrepreneurs, innovators, and ‘doers’ in the arts. He regularly speaks and writes about entrepreneurship, arts education and classical music; both to young people and those already established within the sector.
Prior to his career as an entrepreneur, David taught the cello at the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Jerusalem, where he also performed recitals at venues including the Yabous Cultural Centre, the National Conservatory Hall (Jerusalem) and Bethlehem University. He has also performed throughout the UK, including at the Royal Television Awards with Myleene Klass.
The course is for young musicians aged 12-18 during the time of the course, and at least grade 6 standard.
The students will enjoy fantastic facilities and accommodation, where all aspects of their musical and social development are nurtured by our passionate staff. You can find out more in the following sections: