Daniel Hewson

Daniel is a pianist and composer based in London.

Daniel Hewson played in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and studied music at Oxford University, where he won the Osgood Prize for his String Quartet. He has worked all over the world as performer and arranger with artists such as: Stomp, Groove Armada and the Allegri Quartet.

He is the son of composer Richard Anthony Hewson, who arranged for The Beatles, Herbie Hancock, Art Garfunkel and Diana Ross.

Co-founder of the 90’s progressive house group the Beat Foundation, Daniel produced and remixed tracks for Art of Noise and Virgin Records that were championed by top DJ’s Sasha and Digweed.

He then wrote and arranged for three Groove Armada albums, including their remix of the Madonna single “Music” and the track “Edge Hill”, which was featured on the “Tomb Raider” soundtrack (Paramount).

As a pianist and trombonist, he has performed with Nigel Kennedy, Herb Geller, Incognito and Omar at the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House and Rock in Rio, and has recorded sessions at Abbey Road, BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM.

Daniel has composed extensively for library music companies such as Pedigree Cuts and Audio Network. He has also composed for film and arranged strings and horns for diverse pop projects.

In addition, he has worked as a jazz piano teacher at Surrey University, City of London School, Christ’s Hospital and the Hot Club Jazz School (Lisbon), and as a ballet accompanist at the Portuguese National Conservatory of Dance.

He has released four albums:
Shades of Blue (2006)
Secret Doors (2007)
A Day in Cadiz (2008)
Shadow Dance (2009)