Nigel Dalton-Ginever is a highly regarded performer, teacher, arranger, composer, repetiteur, and Musical Director with over 30 years of professional experience.


Nigel Dalton-Ginever

After taking up piano lessons at the age of six, Nigel became an accomplished pianist during his teens before going on to study piano and composition at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. Whilst there, he completed his first major work (Outcast, a one-act opera), and the overwhelmingly positive response from tutors led to a life-long desire to compose.


After completing his studies at Music College, Nigel combined jobs in IT with his work in music for almost 17 years, until redundancy from the former forced him to rethink his career path in 2001. The decision was therefore made to concentrate on a music-only occupation, although his IT skills have since proven invaluable due to the computer-orientated nature of today’s music industry. He is now self-employed full-time teaching Piano and Music Theory in schools as well as to individuals, musically directing choirs and musical theatre companies, accompanying, performing, and working as a session musician in and around Sussex.

As a composer, Nigel has written the score for several musicals, as well as some full scale works. Orchestral pieces include a Mass in D and several Ballet Suites, while his interest in Progressive Rock has resulted in Caprice (a set of variations based on Pagannini’s Caprice No. 24 in A Minor), a Requiem for choir and rock band - plus his latest work, Jason and the Argonauts, a 90 minute musical retelling of the well-known Greek Myth. The latter was performed as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival during May 2015, where it received standing ovations and critical acclaim.


Since 2011, Nigel (aka Ian White) has regularly been seen performing on stage as a core member of Music Box - a four-piece band founded by the legendary bass guitarist Herbie Flowers. As well as playing excerpts from pieces such as The Dream Of Olwen, Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No.2, George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Pagannini, he has created numerous arrangements and original compositions for the quartet - the largest and most complicated being a mini piano concerto titled Gershwin Rhapsody, which appears on the group's similarly named debut album Rhapsody (released in 2014).


Nigel's most celebrated arranging achievement is a 10 minute medley of themes from Jeff Wayne's hugely successful The War Of The Worlds, which required a reduction from 9-piece band (plus string orchestra) to only 2 keyboards, bass and drums.



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