David Hoult was born in Birmingham, and began in music as a horn player. He later turned to singing, and studied with John Cameron at the Royal Northern College of Music. At various times he has been a professional singer, horn player, conductor and broadcaster, and he has taught in schools and in higher education. From 1975 until 1990 he was a member of the BBC Northern Singers, giving countless concerts and broadcasts throughout the UK and Europe, and also in Australia and the Far East. He has performed at most of the major British festivals, including the Proms, Edinburgh, Aldeburgh and Cheltenham. He has sung much of the standard concert and oratorio repertoire, as well as a number of operatic baritone roles, including both Figaro and Bartolo in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, and Leporello in Don Giovanni. Since 1993 David Hoult has been Principal of Leeds College of Music, but he remains active as a soloist, and accepts selected engagements from time to time. German Classical and Romantic music are areas of particular specialism, reflected in his study for a Masters degree of the pre-Schubertian Lieder composer Johann Friedrich Reichardt.
'David Hoult has an extremely pleasing baritone, with an individual quality, perfect control, and beautiful diction in English and French - and he has considerable style'. (Daily Telegraph)
'The cost of admission was undoubtedly justified by his outstanding interpretative expertise in Baroque music'. (Ruhr Nachrichten)