Philip Daniel

Film Composer & Pianist

Originating from Lincoln, Nebraska, Daniel is a distinguished pianist and composer, acclaimed for his ability to evoke powerful emotions through his music. He holds a graduate degree in Piano Performance from the UMKC Conservatory and an undergraduate degree in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy from Hastings College.

While pursuing his education, Daniel uncovered a fervent passion for composing original music. Drawing inspiration from contemporary classical luminaries like Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, Philip Glass, and Max Richter, he has cultivated a unique musical voice that gracefully merges classical elements, minimalist soundscapes, and cinematic qualities. Daniel’s compositions resonate with both seasoned musicians and casual listeners, creating a profound impact on a diverse audience.

Daniel’s impressive discography boasts ten studio albums, showcasing his ever-evolving artistry. In addition to his solo projects, he has established a successful full-time career in film composing. His evocative scores have been featured in numerous films and his music has been listened to over 30 million times. Daniel now composes for film, dance, and more full-time.

As a composer, Daniel’s primary objective is to create music that elicits deep emotions, fostering a unique connection with each listener. He firmly believes in the transformative power of music and is dedicated to making a positive impact on his community through his work.

Currently residing in Lincoln, Nebraska with his wife and dog, Daniel crafts his masterpieces in his home studio. As a celebrated artist in the world of film composing, Daniel continues to captivate audiences with his emotive and captivating scores.

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