David Porcelijn is a conductor and composer. For most of his conducting career, he has worked abroad, for example as the chief conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. He was briefly the chief conductor of the North Holland Philhamonic Orchestra in the Netherlands. Porcelijn has recorded a large number of CDs, most of them of contemporary music. His work as a composer shows two distinct periods: from 1967 to 1979, when he composed in a serially based style; and 1985 and 1986, when he wrote several more tonally oriented works.