An exciting young saxophone player with interests in both the classical and jazz idioms, Daniel Scott is winner of Gregynog Young Woodwind Player of the Year 2015. He is currently studying at the Royal College of Music, London for a Bachelor of Music with Kyle Horch, where he is an RCM Scholar supported by a Douglas and Hilda Simmonds Award. He is also a recipient of an EMI Music Sound Foundation Award.
Daniel has played in a masterclass with Rob Buckland, performed with renowned accompanist Catherine Milledge, and studied for a year with Lara James at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Having grown up in the beautiful county of Shropshire, he attended Shrewsbury Sixth Form College where he performed as a soloist numerous times. During the summer 2012 celebrations of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Daniel played as part of a wind orchestra in front of Her Majesty. He began playing the saxophone only five years ago, passing his ABRSM Grade 8 exam with an exceptionally high mark after just two years of playing. He is particularly keen on arranging, especially ensemble works, having had many of his arrangements played locally.
As well as this, Daniel regularly performs jazz with his duo partner Peter Shaw and in larger ensembles including the RCM SU Big Band. He has worked with Amy Dickson for several recording sessions for her upcoming album on the Sony Classical label, and sung Ravel and Beethoven under the batons of Bernard Haitink and Carlo Rizzi, respectively.