Dave Danford is a professional musician working throughout the UK and abroad. His work as a percussionist has included recording sessions with Dru Masters (composer for The Apprentice, BBC), former BBC Radio 1 DJ Judge Jules and international music producer Darren Tate, and live performances with Bryn Terfel, Evelyn Glennie and Karl Jenkins. He has performed solo recitals at a number of the UK's music conservatoires and universities, and given orchestral concerto performances in many of the UK's leading concert halls.
Dave's work as a composer, arranger and music producer covers many different genres. He writes accessible contemporary classical music (including Gweddi performed at the Welsh Proms in 2012), modernised traditional music (including arranging and directing the music for the opening ceremony of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in 2012) and works as a record producer for an array of bands and artists.
Firmly established as one of the UK's major orchestral contractors Dave is responsible for managing the British Sinfonietta, the Cinematic Sinfonia and the Welsh Session Orchestra through his company Alto Productions Ltd., a provider of professional music services.