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Faculty of Music

Mr Daniel  Hyde


Director of Music, King's College


Daniel Hyde has held the post of Director of Music at King’s College, Cambridge since October 2019; as part of this role he is responsible for one of the world’s most renowned choirs. Born in the UK, schooled as a chorister at Durham Cathedral, he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists at the age of 17 and won the organ scholarship to King’s College, Cambridge; upon graduation he took up the position of Director of Music at Jesus College, Cambridge. In 2009, he became Informator Choristarum at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was also an Associate Professor. In 2016 Daniel moved to the USA where he became Organist and Director of Music at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York City.

As a choral and orchestral conductor, Daniel has worked with many of the world’s leading ensembles including the BBC Singers, the London Bach Choir, Britten Sinfonia, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Orchestra of St Luke’s and New York Baroque Incorporated, amongst others.

Daniel’s broad-ranging discography can be found on the King’s, Opus Arte, Linn, Naxos, EMI and Priory labels. A phenomenal organist, he has performed throughout the world giving recitals. Regular appearances at the BBC Proms include his solo debut there in 2010, performing Bach’s Canonic Variations at the organ of the Royal Albert Hall. In 2021 he was the concerto soloist at the First Night of the Proms. As an ensemble player he has appeared with Phantasm, the Britten Sinfonia, The Tallis Scholars, Aurora Orchestra, Gabrieli Consort and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, amongst others.