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"Sentimental Espionage Music was [...] a lot of fun, with ingenious scoring and a real brio" - The Arts Desk on Sentimental Espionage Music

'Exquisite [...] beautifully realised', 'Beautiful tremolo, beautiful piece'- Adam Walton, BBC Introducing Wales on Tremolo Study 4



David John Roche’s music is direct, determined, and loud. Strongly influenced by heavy metal, lush orchestral music, and his working-class Welsh background, David’s work has been praised for its “passages of intense expressive power” (Thomas Adès), described as “exquisite” (Adam Walton, BBC Introducing), and marked out as “bold, exciting, and beautiful” (Sir James Dyson).

In tandem with a consistent string of international performances and commissions, his compositions have been broadcast, televised, and written about internationally to millions of people (Rai5, Tellebelluno, S4C, NHK, BBC Radio 3, BBC Introducing, London Evening Standard, and many others). David has recently completed commissions for the Tanglewood Music Center, Tokyo Opera City Cultural Foundation, and the Solem Quartet, and he is now working on newly commissioned works for the Vale of Glamorgan Festival (working with Tredegar Town Band), Meta Arts, Jeremy Huw Williams, and Aberystwyth Philomusica, as well as writing a guitar concerto for Britten Sinfonia.

'Bravely uses unusually specific melodic material in an excitingly direct way, with passages of intense expressive power' - Thomas Adès on Six Prayers



David's music has been published by Edizioni Curzi, d'OZ, London Ukulele Project, UKE Magazine, and Ukulele Modern. The following database is the best way to keep up to date with David's works, their publishers, and where you can access them.

'Bold, exciting, and beautiful' - Sir James Dyson

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