Daniel Scott is a British musician whose passion is for making art music more accessible. He is currently studying saxophone with Kyle Horch 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.
In 2017 Daniel worked with ENO Baylis as part of the band for their commission ‘Towards Another World’, a response to Verdi's opera ‘Aida’, which was performed at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Similarly, Daniel worked with Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, London, bringing live and interactive music to children suffering with serious illnesses. He is also regularly involved in outreach work with dementia patients, through brilliant projects such as those organised by Turtle Key Arts and St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington.
Other highlights have included with his prize-winning Aesthesia saxophone quartet in Denmark, Crete, and in London at the Linbury Theatre Foyer at the Royal Opera House and Cadogan Hall. He has performed alongside students of 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. In addition, Daniel has performed 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 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. He went on to win Gregynog Young Woodwind Player of the Year in 2015, and later that year at the age of 19 he earned a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music. Daniel is also a keen pianist and studied for a time with Kathron Sturrock at the RCM.
In the spirit of bringing classical music to as wide an audience as possible, Daniel is actively pursuing opportunities for exciting performances and writing his own music. Be sure to check out his website for exciting developments – events, recordings and new projects.