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Dani Howard

Council member

Dani Howard is a British composer and orchestrator who is quickly gaining international recognition with regular performances across Europe, the US and Asia.

Known in particular for her orchestral writing, she has had her compositions performed by orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra among others.

In 2021 she received the premiere of her Trombone Concerto with acclaimed reviews 'an instant classic… lush… riveting…' (The Times), which went on to receive a Royal Philharmonic Society Award, and saw the London premiere given by the LSO April 2022. Her debut opera with ‘The Opera Story’ premiered in 2019 'a sophisticated and incredibly beautiful piece that surely places Howard amongst the best of contemporary British opera composers' (Bachtrack), and in 2020 was commissioned by the Antoni Gaudí building Casa Batlló in Barcelona, to compose an hour of music inspired by the spaces throughout the building, which continues to be heard by their over 1 million visitors per year.

In 2022-23 she will begin a newly appointed position as Composer-In-Residence with the London Chamber Orchestra.