Dani Howard

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Composition Faculty
Bachelor of Music (BMus)
Dani is a Bachelor of Music (BMus) 2015 graduate from the Royal College of Music, a composer whose pieces are regularly performed internationally by major orchestras.

Dani's compositions are regularly performed across Europe, the US and Asia. Her music has been performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, including a commission for the opening of their 2019-20 season conducted by Vasily Petrenko. She received her Royal Albert Hall debut in 2018, with a piece commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society and Classic FM. In 2020, she was commissioned by the Antoni Gaudí Casa Batlló in Barcelona to compose music inspired by the building. This project saw her record with members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony and Deutsche Oper Berlin, conducted by Pablo Urbina.


Dani studied with Jonathan Cole at the RCM. She has won many competitions, including the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize, First Prize in the ‘Breaking The Fourth Wall International Composition Competition’ and ‘Emerging Artist’ in the Chamber Music OC International New Music Competition 2019. She is Composer in Residence with the London Chamber Orchestra and is recording her debut album with the RLPO.

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