The first recording of the chamber and solo works of Daniel Hewson under the composer''s supervision: including his award winning string quartet, piano quintet, cello/piano duet and solo piano works. Featuring Daniel on piano, Helen Neilson (cello); James Widden (viola); George Hlawiczka (violin) and Suzy Quirke (violin)
Daniel Hewson learnt piano at an early age and composed his first orchestral piece when he was ten. He won the top music scholarship to Cranleigh School and later joined the National Youth Orchestra as a trombonist. He won the Osgood Composition Prize for a String Quartet that was premiered by the Allegri Quartet. Daniel studied piano with Alan Gravill and composition with Peter Dickinson, George Benjamin and Robert Sherlaw-Johnson. After completing a music degree at Oxford he co-founded dance act The Beat Foundation, wrote for the Art of Noise and arranged strings for Madonna and Groove Armada. Daniel has performed with Nigel Kennedy and Joanna McGregor. He has composed for a variety of settings including big band and his own Jazz quartet.
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