Danyal Dhondy is a versatile composer and arranger from South London. He is equally at home writing concert music, educational music, scoring films, arranging operas, playing in the theatre or creating bespoke string arrangements for bands and songwriters.
He is founder and chair of Lucid Arts and Music, which has produced new works of theatre and opera at Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, The Yard Theatre, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Bharat Rang Mahotsav Festival.
He was nominated for a British Composer award in 2015 and an Arts Foundation Award in Opera Composition in 2010 . He contributed to Sam Lee's Mercury-nominated album in 2012.
LATEST PROJECT: Shahrazad
I'm currently collaborating with Nick Pitts-Tucker on an opera - Shahrazad - which dramatises the last three of the 1001 nights. It has been commissioned by Cantata Dramatica and will be performed by the fantastic singers of Opera Vera. Looking forward to the workshop in November, ahead of a full performance in 2017.