Danilo Dawson is a Composer, Songwriter, Arranger, Producer, Pianist and Pedagogue (Teaches Composition, Theory, Harmony and Piano) located in Chile.

As a composer, his work (which is not only focused on songs but also on instrumental music) has a melodic character, influenced by jazz, impresionist and pop/rock harmonie as well as, pop music with a strong influence from latinoamerican folk music rhythms.

All his work turns around tragedy, and his lyrics, which are in Spanish, narrate different perspectives about this topic with a unique style and a strong methaphisic character. Until now, he has composed 7 albums, you can hear/buy them here. 

As an arranger, he has worked worldwide writting BigBand arrangements for clients from Canada and Japan, as well as strings arrangement for Russia, Portugal and EEUU. He also works as an Arranger, Producer and Session Keyboard in Epifanía Records in Chile, for different clients from all over the world. Besides, he has written compositions for videogames and shortfilms. Some of them are included in his discography. You can listen some of this work here 

As a pianist, he highlighted since he was 13 years in Antofagasta's Conservatory (EMCCA) where he played many times as Piano Solist with chamber and symphonic orchestras. At the age of 15, he played the Rhapsody in Blue with Antofagasta's Symphonic Orchestra. Moreover, in 5 years (the years which he studied there), he achieved to aprove 11 pedagogic years with honors. After Graduating with honors too as a Professional Composer, he traveled around the world working as a pianist in Alaska, California, Mexico, Hawaii, French Polynesia, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Miami-Florida and Canada. Once back in Chile, he studied piano from the technic point of view to some specific styles with different professors. You can listen some jazz arrangements were he plays piano here and piano solo arrangements  here.

According to his job as a Teacher, he has worked since he was 14 years old. After studying Composition, he traveled around the world as a pianist and then returned to Chile to study and graduate as Pedagogue (with honors), in fact, he has developed new methodologies with his composition students, focused on transfering the practicality of musical knowledge and conceptual tools in a real-musical-enviroment. You can listen some of his student's work here.