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Future concerts to be revealed soon

August 2019



I was selected to be part of the London Philharmonic Orchestra Young composer’s scheme. The LPO Young Composers Programme offers emerging composers the opportunity to workshop a new piece with the Orchestra's musicians across a year, leading to a public performance at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, showcasing the new works. The participant composers are mentored by James MacMillan, the Composer Mentor, who provides expertise and guidance in a series of seminars and workshops.

Very looking forward to start working with the LPO.

More updates about the scheme soon.

So far, I’ve been working on a collaborative work with the National Theatre of Wales, Royal Opera House and Schott copying and editing a Geral Barry’s opera The Intelligence Park.

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On the other hand, my new piece for ensemble and electronics is officially in its working process.

July 2019


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Tell me again the music of that tale for high soprano and ensemble reached the double bar. Starting the preparations for the learning process, rehearsals, concert and recording with Sophie Sparrow and the lovely human beings from the FABRA music ensemble.


New collaboration coming soon with Aletheia Chamber Ensemble, an original composition for String Sextet to be premiered and performed in Paris and London late this 2019.

June 2019


1st Prize winner of the 2019 Accordion Composition Prize in Portugal from the INATEL Foundation and FOLEFEST Foundation. The premiere will be in the FOLEFEST Festival 2020 and it will be recorded by the National Portuguese Radio - Antena 2.




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Daniel Davis was born in Porto, Portugal. Very soon he moved to Venezuela where he lived for ten years. Due to the whole political and economic situation in Venezuela, Daniel and his family were forced to move back to Portugal. Here, Daniel started his musical career playing percussion and then saxophone in a local philharmonic wind band. In 2011, he started his undergraduate in the Lisbon Music College and in 2014 the same institution offered him a place to do the Masters in Composition. In 2016, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama offered him a place to do a Doctoral program with the composers Julian Philips and Richard Baker as supervisors and the composer Julian Anderson as his co-supervisor.*

He was the Young Composer in residence of the 2014 - 2015 Concert Season of the Chamber Orchestra of Cascais and Oeiras.

In 2014, the Calouste Gulbenkian Symphony Orchestra premiered his work …from the last breath at the Calouste Gulbenkian Music Hall in Lisbon, Portugal. In 2015, the Portuguese Symphonic Wind Orchestra premiered his work between places… at the Casa da Música in Porto, Portugal. For the 2016’s season, he was Associate Composer in the context of the Musicalmente - Music for Babies project. In parallel, for the 2015 - 2016’s Saint Jorges’ Castle’s season, Daniel, in partnership with the composer Sara Ross, created, with the support of the Arts Council in Portugal (EGEAC), the Lisbon Music College and the Saint Jorges’ Castle in Lisbon, the musical theatre named “Bau da Descoberta” with the purpose of sharing to a vast number of people the story of two Portuguese writers - Fernando Pessoa and Fernão Mendes Pinto.

In 2019, he was selected to participate in the Opera & New Technologies Workshop with Michel van der Aa at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence supported by the ENOA Community and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Apart from the Casa da Musica’s Music Hall in Porto and the Calouste Gulbenkian’s Music Hall in Lisbon, Daniel’s music has been performed in different international venues as for example Senhora da Boa Nova’s Music Hall in Cascais Portugal, Milton Court’s Music Hall in London United Kingdom, Ventura’s Music Hall in Athis Mons France, Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp in Belgium and Esplanade’s Music Hall in Singapore.

Daniel Davis agency is nomus21, he is also represented by the Portuguese Music Research & Information Centre - and all his rights are protected by the Portuguese Author Society - SPA.

(*) Daniel is being supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in his doctoral studies.



  • 2019, 1st Prize Winner - 2019 Accordion Composition Prize from INATEL Foundation and FOLEFEST Foundation

  • 2016, Honor Medal - from Instituo Politécnico de Lisboa for having highlighted as a National and International Composer.


  • 2015, Nomination - Melhor trabalho de Música Erudita 2015 da Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores.


  • 2014, 1st Prize Winner - Concurso de Composição Antena 2 / SPA - III Edição.


  • 2014, Laureate - Concurso de Composição da Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa - II Edição.


  • 2013, Laureate - Concurso de Composição Antena 2 / SPA - II Edição.





All the permissions to perform Davis work in public must be

obtained in Portugal from Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores

Av. Duque de Loulé, 31 1069-153 Lisboa

phone: +351 213 594 400 fax: +351 213 530 257


From editors:

Four Ways... -

No fim do que tudo parece ser... - Scherzo Editions


 Other pieces can be found in




"Mirror of the Soul" by Ensemble Darcos - work recorded "Viagens"








"New Harmoniemusik" by Camerata de Sopros Silva Dionísio - work recorded "The essence of a tear"

“Merge” new CD by Sónia Oliveira - work recorded “Mask” for singer and Doublebass (featuring João Vargas)




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