We are delighted to announce that British composer Dani Howard has signed an exclusive, worldwide publishing agreement with Birdsong. Her “bold, exuberant music” (Financial Times) has quickly gained her international recognition, with regular performances across Europe, the US and Asia.
In 2021, her Trombone Concerto was awarded a Royal Philharmonic Society Award after premiering with great success with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and soloist Peter Moore, being described as “an instant classic” (The Times). As Composer in Residence with London Chamber Orchestra for their 2022 – 24 season, Howard is writing a new Saxophone Concerto for Jess Gillam among other projects and commissions.
2019 saw her debut with London Symphony Orchestra (a new commission for Cheltenham Festival conducted by Elim Chan) and BBC Symphony Orchestra and a return to Liverpool Philharmonic with a new commission for the opening of their 2019/20 season conducted by Vasily Petrenko.
The 2022/23 season includes commissions or performances with the London and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, The Hallé, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and BBC Concert Orchestra among others. She is currently recording her Debut Album with Liverpool Philharmonic, which is supported by PRS for Music Foundation — Composers’ Fund.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, she graduated with first class honours from the Royal College of Music as a Rose Williams Scholar, studying under Jonathan Cole.