Portuguese. Based in London. Currently finishing a Doctoral in Music. One of the Young Composers in Residence for the London Philarmonic Orchestra Young Composers Scheme and Composer in residence of the World New Music Days 2020 in New Zealand.


"The beauty is not in the object, the beauty is in your mind."

Debut Sounds (online)
Música Portuguesa para Acordeão (Accordion Portuguese Music)



The London Philarmonic Orchestra has cancelled the concert on the 6th July 2020 due to the pandemic situation. However, the concert Debut Sounds will be recorded on the 12th September 2020. Audio will be available soon. Stay tuned.

Other side... (2017), commissioned by the award winner accordionist João Barradas, and awarded with the First Prize in the FOLEFEST/INATEL Accordion Competition Prize III Edition, will be premiered in the Accordion Portuguese Music concert, in Lisbon - Portugal. More in the events section above.

Tell me again the music of that Tale - VI "um hábito" ("an habit") by Sophie Sparrow at Milton Court Concert Hall last 17 February 2020

My music can be heard in Soundcloud too. To begin, Remembering the future premiered in Wigmore Hall in 2019 by soprano Sophie Sparrow, clarinettist Edward Holmes, violist Michiel Wittink and double bassist João Lucas.


Daniel started as a composer in 2011 taking an 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 & 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”.


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 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 Antwerp, Belgium and Esplanade’s Music Hall, Singapore.

Currently, Daniel is one of the five composers in residency of the Young Composers Scheme 2019-2020 by the London Philarmonic Orchestra and one of the Portuguese representatives in the World New Music Days 2020.


Daniel Davis is 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.