David Lloyd-Mostyn enjoys a varied musical life as a composer, arranger, teacher and conductor. David studied for a BA(Hons) in Music and an MMus Composition at the University of Leeds. Whilst at Leeds, he was twice winner of the University’s Composition Competition. He has also been the recipient of other national prizes: the Schouller Organ Composition Prize and the Wallace Ensemble Prize.


He has since enjoyed a number of commissions from a variety of bodies, from small chamber ensembles through to large-scale choruses and symphony orchestras. These have led to performances across Europe and America.


David has also written much music for tv and theatre. Some highlights in 2012 included Primal Fire for massed children’s choir to celebrate the relay of the Olympic Torch through Runcorn, and The Fate of Chattox, written for clarinet and piano to mark the 400-year anniversary of the Pendle Witch trials. The Fate of Chattox was featured in a BBC Radio 4 documentary about the Pendle witches.


Having spent seven years as Head of Music at Cronton Sixth Form College in Widnes, where he was instrumental in the college being designated as a Centre of Excellence for Performing Arts, he now oversees Music at Loreto College in Manchester. He has developed a new type of musical analysis designed to deepen the understanding and enjoyment of classical music, and is much in demand as a music consultant in other schools and colleges.


As a conductor, David holds positions with Altrincham Choral Society and the Oberon Festival Orchestra.