David Watt was born in Vancouver on April 13, 1959, lives in Tsawwassen B. C., and is married with one 13 year old daughter.
In 2006 he was national runner up for Canada in the 2006 Musicaid International Music Awards - composition category, and was national winner in 2007. He was also winner of the July 2007 Broadjam movie score contest.
His musical training started when he learned to play clarinet in school band at age 12. Since then, he’s learned a bit of guitar, piano, and is currently learning cello. His compositional training started in 1987 and comes mostly from studying orchestral scores and music textbooks from the Vancouver Public Library and through some correspondence courses by Dick Grove.
His interest in music is directed mostly towards orchestral composing. Through this medium, he communicates something of the beauty he sees in the creation and the life God has given him. He believes that instrumental music communicates and he likes to share with others through it. Sometimes it's only an attitude or an emotion and sometimes it's a story. He likes to give the listener a melody that they can savour; one that will stick with them and that they'll find themself humming afterward or whistling to work the next day.