Darrell Davison studied music as a scholar at Charterhouse and at St.Catherine’s College, Cambridge. He started his professional career as the principal cellist of The Ulster Orchestra before returning to London as a freelance cellist.
In 1979 he won The Sir John Barbirolli Conducting Competition and since then has worked with many different orchestras, both professional and amateur. This has included performances with all four London orchestras and recordings with the LSO and the BBC.
In 1984 he was a prize-winner in the inaugural Leeds Conducting Competition and in the same year made his London debut by conducting the RPO at the Festival Hall. Since then he has made appearances at many major venues in England and has also recently conducted lakeside proms at both Kenwood and Crystal Palace.
He is Conductor and Musical Director of The Little Symphony of London, The New Philharmonic Orchestra and also presents the successful Arthur Davison Concerts at Fairfield, Croydon. He was appointed Music Director of the Croydon Symphony Orchestra in 1992.