David Brophy was born in Dublin. He studied in Ireland, England and Holland. He previously conducted the National Chamber Choir of Ireland and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, before moving on to his current role. His career, while primarily based in Ireland, has taken him to many parts of Europe, Africa, America and Canada. While conducting RTÉ NSO, he conducted the orchestra in front of over 80,000 people at the spectacular opening ceremony of The Special OlympicsWorld Games in 2003. This event, which was televised worldwide, included performances with U2 and the largest Riverdance troupe ever assembled. Radio broadcasts have been carried on RTÉ, BBC, CBC Television (Canada) and EBU to listeners across Europe, while recordings have been released on Silva Screen and Tara Records labels. His TV appearances include The National Concert Hall's 25th anniversary gala concert entitled Ireland's Finest. David as Principal conductor of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra had the privilege of making history and conducting the Orchestra in front of Queen Elizabeth II at Dublin Castle on her recent state visit to Ireland. Film credits include Shaun Davey's score for The Abduction Club.