British composer Daniel Kidane signs with Rayfield Allied

13 February 2015

Rayfield Allied is delighted to welcome onto its roster exciting young British composer Daniel Kidane.

Described as a composer whose “self-energising music would fire the imagination” (The Times), Daniel’s works have been performed extensively across the UK and abroad. Currently a doctoral student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, his residencies have included the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Leverhulme Young Composers’ Programme, culminating in an orchestral premiere at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, and Daniel is currently on the London Symphony Orchestra’s Soundhub scheme, where the orchestra have described his music as being “packed with incident and expression”. He recently received a Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize and was featured at the Cheltenham Music Festival.

Daniel writes for a wide range of soloists and ensembles, examples of which can be heard in the following four works, which he feels capture his compositional style:

> Carceri (piano trio);
> Entwined (oboe, clarinet and orchestra);
> Links (two cellos);
> Thrice Around the Cuckoo Clock (three flutes)

Amongst his ongoing projects, Daniel is currently composing a commission for recorder player Michala Petri and Rayfield Allied harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, which will be given its premiere at Wigmore Hall on 17th February 2015. Other upcoming performances of his work include:

18th March - World premiere - Psappha Ensemble, Manchester;
23rd April - LSO Aftershock (following on from a Boulez 90th Birthday Festival concert);
27th April - Six Etudes for harpsichord - Mahan Esfahani, Milton Court;
3rd May - Flux and Stasis (2011) - Fournier Trio, Conway Hall;
6th June - World premiere - Riot Ensemble (Sound and Music commission), London;
13th June - World premiere - LSO Soundhub concert.

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