David Gowland

David Gowland

Repetiteur | Conductor

David Gowland is the Artistic Director for the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, Royal Opera House Covent Garden. David Gowland studied at the Royal College of Music where he won the Ruby Hope and Major van Someren Godfrey prizes for piano accompaniment. He also studied at the National Opera Studio, supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

He joined the Glyndebourne music staff in 1987, won the 1988 Jani Strasser Award and has continued to work there as a senior coach. David was Head of Music Staff at the Grand Théâtre de Genève from 1989 – 1996, assisting conductors such as Tate, Patané, Jordan, Bartoletti, Thielemann, Plasson, Elder, de Waart, Bertini and Campanella.

He has worked regularly with many companies as assistant conductor/senior coach including Opéra National de Paris, Netherlands Opera, Teatro Real di Madrid, Rome Opera, Royal Danish Opera, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli and the Aix, Orange, Salzburg and Wexford Festivals. He was senior coach on The Ring under Jeffery Tate in Australia.

David has conducted Die Dreigroschenoper for RADA. Concert work has included the Edinburgh and Aldeburgh Festivals, the Proms and television and radio with the BBC, RTE and RTSR.

David is a visiting tutor at the National Opera Studio. He has been associated with the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House since its inception in 2000, initially as Director of Musical Preparation and from 2006 as Artistic Director. ??In recital, he has accompanied Barbara Bonney, Amanda Roocroft, Cecilia Gasdia, Denyce Graves, Martina Mussacchio, Madelyn Renée and he regularly accompanies all the singers on the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in recitals of both song and operatic repertory.