Daniel Kidane‘s music has been performed extensively across the UK and abroad as well as being broadcast on BBC Radio 3, described by the Financial Times as ‘quietly impressive’ and by The Times as writing music that is ‘tautly constructed’ and ’vibrantly imagined’.
Daniel began his musical education at the age of eight when he started playing the violin. He first received composition lessons at the Royal College of Music Junior Department and then went on to study privately in St. Petersburg, receiving lessons in composition from Professor Sergey Slonimsky. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music under the tutelage of Gary Carpenter and Dr David Horne. Currently, he is undertaking a doctoral degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Julian Anderson.
Current projects include a commission for Michala Petri (recorder) and Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord), which will also be released on CD and premiered in the UK at Wigmore Hall in February 2015; two new works for members of the London Symphony Orchestra, one of which is linked to the Orgelbüchlein Project; a major international composition project to complete J.S. Bach’s Orgelbüchlein (Little Organ Book); a new work for Psappha Ensemble, inspired by the writings of Anthony Burgess; and a bass clarinet concerto for the Riot Ensemble as part of Sound and Music’s Portfolio scheme.