David Mitcham began his career as a composer in 1986. His musical training included playing the trombone in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and gaining his Bmus hons (tonmeister) degree from the University of Surrey where he also won the Joyce Dixey Prize for Composition. After graduating, David worked for five years as a sound editor. Initially his work as a composer was in the corporate and commercial sector but by the late 1990s had developed to include scores for television and feature films.
David’s score for “Danger in Tiger Paradise” won the award for Best Musical Score at the 2003 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and was nominated for the Ivor Novello award for Best Original Music for Television. His music encompasses many styles from the smoky jazz of his score for the feature film “Collusion”, to the raw guttural power of “Blood of the Vikings” (BBC 2001), the sweeping orchestral themes of the recent BBC “Nile” series and the haunting atmospheres of “Desert Wolves of India”, his latest score for a Mike Birkhead film.