Daniel Lee Chappell

Composer

Cohan Collective: Bournemouth

Daniel Lee Chappell

Composer

Cohan Collective: Bournemouth

Daniel Lee Chappell is a composer and pianist from Salford who has performed across the UK, US, Europe, and Russia, including performances of his works at Royaumont Festival (Vocalise, 2017), The Place (Liturgie, 2017) and Arts Theatre (Io Transfigured, 2015). He completed his MMus in Composition at RCM under Kenneth Hesketh, supported by a Robert McFadzean Whyte scholarship, graduating in 2017 with Distinction. He studied at Chetham’s School of Music and later at University of Manchester and abroad at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a composer, his work has been featured in Abbaye de Royaumont, Tete-a-Tete, St Magnus International and New Music North West amongst other festivals. He has collaborated with Berkeley Ensemble, Psappha, BBC Singers, Quator Danel, and Helios Collective. He is an alumnus of the 2017 Fondation Royaumont Voix Nouvelles Session de Composition, the 2014 St Magnus Composers Course, and masterclasses with composers Mark Andre, Alex Mincek, David Lang and Phillipe Leroux. Daniel was mentored by pianist Andrew Wilde sponsored by North West Arts Trust. An alumnus of London Sinfonietta Academy, he has collaborated with ensembles including Asyla, Melos Sinfonia, Illinois Modern, ddmmyy series, and Khymerikal. He works as accompanist and repetiteur with Helios Collective, Spectra Ensemble, Lunchbreak Opera, London Opera Ensemble, and Rough for Opera. His solo repertoire ranges from Bach to present-day and following his concerto debut at 14 with Salford Symphony he appeared as soloist alongside Vaganza (Messiaen, Oiseaux Exotiques) and Manchester University Symphony Orchestra (Jae Hong Lee, Concerto for Orchestra). Currently based in London, Daniel continues to work as a freelance composer, pianist, and educator. He is supported by PRS as part of their Accelerate scheme. Future engagements include Schoenberg’s Piano Concert alongside Asyla Ensemble as well as his first full-length chamber opera scheduled for 2020. soundcloud.com/daniel-lee-chappell