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Dave Danford


Dave Danford has rapidly become established as one of theUK’s leading percussionists, maintaining a busy schedule of solo recitals, orchestral concerto performances, studio recording sessions and master-classes.

As a composer and arranger Dave writes in a range of styles including classical, jazz and folk. He has also collaborated with some of the biggest names in the dance music business including international trance producer Darren Tate and BBC Radio 1 DJ Judge Jules. He has worked as a record producer in a wide variety of genres including dance music, rock, classical, big band and folk

Dave was born inSwansea, South Wales in 1984 and studied at theRoyalWelshCollegeof Music & Drama, graduating in 2006. During his time studying he became the first and only percussionist to win the college’s annual concerto competition and performed concertos with the wind orchestra, brass band and symphony orchestra.

After graduating Dave embarked on a career as a percussion soloist and regularly performs solo recitals and orchestral concertos at the country’s foremost venues includingLondon’s South Bank Centre,Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, The Sage Gateshead, Wales Millennium Centre and St. David’s Hall,Cardiff.

Dave released his debut solo album Rhythmic Renaissance in 2007. The CD is a collection of accessible music for solo percussion and features the most popular works from Dave’s solo recitals over the last few years.


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