Born in Madrid in 1972, he is currently the principal second violinist of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra (Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest) in Amsterdam, a position that he has held since 2008.  He previously held the same position in the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra (Nederlands Kamerorkest) working intensively with Gordan Nikolic, artistic leader of that organisation. He is also associate teacher at the Tilburg Conservatory, where he teaches a Master’s degree in orchestral repertoire.

David Peralta also collaborates intensively with various chamber orchestras and ensembles throughout Europe, and has lead the Philharmonie of Amberes, Holland Symphonia, Vallés Symphony Orchestra, and the Joaquín Rodrigo Chamber Orchestra with which he played a concert in homage to Rodrigo at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris in March 2001, as lead-conductor. David Peralta has been the leader of the second violins of the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, and the Gelders Orkest, also working regularly with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, BANDART, the Radio Kamerorkest in the Netherlands, Orquesta de Cadaqués, and Orquesta Barroca de Mallorca.  In addition, he is a founding member of the Ensemble 1939 chamber group.

He was a guest of the Spanish National Youth Orchestra in 1992, and became its leader in 1995, playing in that capacity in the most important halls in Spain and overseas, most notably at the Royal Albert Hall in London during the 1996 Proms. He has played recitals throughout Europe and has attended various national and international courses, receiving coaching from Alexander Kerr, Erick Höbart, Ludwig Müller, Nick Roberts, Michael Thomas and Gonçal Comellas. In 1994, in Santiago de Compostela, he won the “Joaquín Rodrigo” (Música en Compostela) first prize in Spanish music. In May 1997, he recorded all the Bartok duos and Prokofiev’s Sonata Op. 56 for two violins for RNE2, Spanish National Classical Radio. In 1997, David was chosen to lead the UNESCO-CAB Ibero-American Youth Symphony Orchestra.

In January 1998, he was admitted, after a competitive audition, to the Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester, and participated in that year’s European tours, which were conducted by Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Andrè Gatti and Kent Nagano. His musical training in Spain was completed at the Senior Conservatory in Barcelona under the direction of Agustín León Ara, and he graduated with the highest honours. Between 1997 and June 2000, he was based in Austria, where he completed his diploma as soloist  (Konzertfach) with Maighréad McCrann at the Universität für Musik in Graz.
In 2007 he successfully completed his first international recording of all the violin and piano sonatas by Joaquín Turina, which has received worldwide acclaim in the most prestigious and specialized publications.