Daniel Kidane: Power Up Music Creator
Daniel Kidane stands at the forefront of young British composers, bringing fresh ears and raw talent to the contemporary music scene. His 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 ‘tautly constructed’ and ’vibrantly imagined’.
Recent projects include the premiere of his orchestral work Zulu by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra; a new work for the CBSO Youth Orchestra, which is inspired by Grime music; a chamber work for the Cheltenham Festival which draws inspiration from Jungle music and a new type of vernacular; a song cycle commissioned by Leeds Lieder and inspired by the poetry of Ben Okri, which was premiered by Nick Pritchard; a piece for the baritone Roderick Williams and the Chineke! Orchestra which was played at the reopening of the Queen Elizabeth Hall; and a work for the BBC Symphony Orchestra for the iconic last Night of the BBC Proms. Future collaborations include works for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra.
“I’m very much looking forward to being part of the POWER UP Network and accelerating positive change within the classical music industry with like minded people and organisations.” Daniel Kidane