David Taylor



One of the leading entrepreneurs in the world of classical, David Taylor has built his career on a dynamic and energetic approach to bringing innovation to the arts, leading him to be named on Forbes 30 under 30 Europe 2018 list, alongside Paul Pogba, Rita Ora, Dua Lipa, Anthony Joshua, Maisie Williams and Little Mix.


David created Yorkshire Young Sinfonia (YYS) and grew it to reach an audience of over 7.5 million people in just 4 years. YYS continues to grow, receiving widespread media coverage including the BBC Radio 4 documentary 'Birth of an Orchestra' and in 2016 won the White Rose Awards 2016 - Arts and Culture Award - the largest tourism awards in the UK.

As a presenter, David has created projects with BBC Arts and interviewed Louis Theroux, Romesh Ranganathan, George Shelley and Katie Derham, as well as musicians Ray Chen, Jess Gillam and Tasmin Little.


Along the way, David has become passionate about enabling the next generation of entrepreneurs, innovators, and 'doers' in the arts.

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David Taylor has long been passionate about nurturing the musicians of tomorrow
— Forbes magazine

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