Passionate about bringing live music to new audiences, Daniel Scott is currently studying saxophone with Kyle Horch and piano accompaniment with Kathron Sturrock at the Royal College of Music in London for a Bachelor of Music, where he is an RCM Scholar supported by a Douglas and Hilda Simmonds Award and Talent Unlimited.
Daniel began playing the saxophone at the age of 15, subsequently passing the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Grade 8 exam with an exceptionally high mark just two years later. At the age of 19, he won a place to study at the RCM.
In the Autumn of 2016, Daniel was lucky to assist the renowned saxophonist Amy Dickson during the recording of her album Glass on the Sony Classical record label and also on BBC Radio 3’s live music In Tune programme. This was a fantastic opportunity to see new music being recorded by an artist who has successfully brought classical saxophone to a wider audience.
Performance highlights have included with his prize-winning Aesthesia saxophone quartet in Denmark, Crete and London, as well as with West End star Rob Houchen and in jazz ensembles including the RCM Big Band. He has played in masterclasses with the American saxophonist Anna Wytko and the Dutch saxophonist Arno Bornkamp.
Daniel is also regularly involved in outreach work, specifically with dementia patients, through brilliant projects such as those organised by Turtle Key Arts and St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. It is always a rewarding experience to play to or make music with those who might otherwise not have access to live music-making.
This Autumn Daniel is excited to perform alongside students of two of the world’s top music conservatoires, the Royal College of Music and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, in a cross-institution Wind Orchestra, giving concerts in both Paris and London.