Daniel Hogan is 21 and an aspiring conductor. He studied at the Junior Royal Academy of Music between 2011 and 2015, studying composition with Matthew Taylor, conducting with Rebecca Miller and piano with Eleanor Hodgkinson. Initially seeing For his last two years there he was the winner of the Gareth Walters Composition Prize, for his ‘Sinfonietta’ and ‘Clarinet Concertino’ respectively, each receiving premieres at the Academy conducted by Matthew Taylor. His first orchestral commission was when he was 14, receiving a premiere from the local Misbourne Symphony Orchestra, and since, his music has been played by the Aurora Orchestra (a performance broadcast on BBC Radio 3) and in America by the Octava Chamber Orchestra.
As a conductor, Daniel is the founder of the Watford Youth Sinfonia, a student-led orchestra who, since 2014, have been performing incredibly ambitious repertoire under his directorship, such as Mahler 9 and Respighi’s Roman Festivals.The orchestra is of an extremely high standard, with many members coming from either the junior or senior conservatoires, aged between 16-22. They work very closely with some of the most upcoming soloists, which have included Isata Kanneh Mason for Rachmaninov’s 2nd piano concerto, (and scheduled for Prokofiev 2nd in Summer 2019), Laure Chan for the Tchaikovsky and Korngold Violin Concertos, Charlotte Bowden for Strauss’ Four Last Songs, and Alinka Rowe for the premiere of Daniel’s own viola concerto. They have also worked closely with some of the country’s leading composers such as Matthew Taylor and David Matthews, as well as young composers such as Tom Carr. Plans for the 2018/19 season include Strauss’ Alpine Symphony.
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