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Daniel Hyde (organ)
Daniel Hyde, organ, held the Organ Scholarship at King’s College, Cambridge, and graduated with First Class Honours in Music. As an organist he won prizes in the RCO Performer of the Year 2002, playing the Guilmant Symphony for Organ and Orchestra with the BBC Philharmonic. His recitals have included Easter at King’s and the St Davids Festivals, Gloucester, Durham and Derby Cathedrals, Huddersfield Town Hall and Westminster Abbey. With the Britten Sinfonia he has twice performed the Poulenc Concerto, and his recording of the Hindemith Concerto has received widespread critical acclaim. As an accompanist he has appeared regularly with the BBC Singers on Radio 3 and at the Proms. In August 2010 he made his solo debut at the BBC Proms, performing the J.S. Bach’s Canonic Variations. Formerly Assistant Conductor of the London Bach Choir, he is also active as an orchestral conductor, having worked with the Britten Sinfonia, Academy of St Martin in the Fields and the City of London Sinfonia. His first post as a Director of Chapel Music was at Jesus College, Cambridge. In 2009 Daniel was appointed Informator Choristarum, Organist and Fellow in Music at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he is a University Lecturer in the Faculty of Music. At Magdalen, he is responsible for training the renowned choir of men and boys which sings six services a week during term time and pursues a busy schedule of tours and concerts as well as recording for Harmonia Mundi.