David Bollen studied violin with Jan Bor and Bouw Lemkes in Amsterdam and piano at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. There he performed as an accompanist in various masterclasses at the Internationale Sommerakademie. In the Netherlands he worked for the De Nederlandse Opera, Opera Zuid, Opera Trionfo and several independent opera productions, as well as the Vocalist Competition in Den Bosch and the Cristina Deutekomconcours in Enschede.
He accompanied masterclasses taught by renowned opera stars, Lied singers, voice pedagogues and coaches, including Margreet Honig, Ira Siff, Regine Crespin, Mikeal Eliasen, Graig Rutenberg, Jerome Hines, Elly Ameling and Udo Reinemann. He regularly gives Lieder recitals with singers such as Marcel Reijans, Mattijs van de Woerd and Jan Willem Baljet. As a chamber musician, he won the Charles Hennen Chamber Music Competition, together with Janine Jansen and Cristian Poltera, in 1999. He has been a member of Ensemble Frommermann since its foundation in 2005.