David Curtis is Artistic Director of Orchestra of the Swan, the chamber orchestra for the Heart of England. The driving force behind the Swan’s nationally acclaimed Take Note! and Music of Our Time series, David’s thought-provoking programming and infectious enthusiasm for contemporary music have established him as a conductor of note on the international stage. He has recently appeared with the Prague Chamber Orchestra and Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mikkeli City Orchestra and the North Hungarian Symphony Orchestra. In 2005 he returns to Finland to give the first performance of a new chamber symphony by leading Finnish composer Aki Yli-salomaki.