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Daniel Rowland, Violin

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Daniel Rowland has established himself on the international scene as a versatile, charismatic and adventurous performer, with an extensive repertoire. In recent seasons, Daniel has performed with orchestras from Tromsø to Cape Town, performing concertos by Beethoven, Brahms, Elgar, Berg, Korngold, Weinberg, Prokofiev and Schnittke with conductors such as Heinz Holliger, Jaap van Zweden, Francois-Xavier Roth. He champions contemporary composers and is a passionate advocate of the concertos of Vasks, Lindberg, Glass, Saariaho and Van der Aa.

A passionate chamber musician, Daniel has performed with artists as diverse as Ivry Gitlis, Heinz Holliger, Gilles Apap, Anna Fedorova, Alexander Lonquich, Nino Gvetadze, Michael Collins, Nicolas Daniel, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Lars Vogt, Alberto Mesirca, Willard White and Elvis Costello. He is a frequent guest at the international chamber music festivals in Kuhmo, Stellenbosch, Risør, Rio de Janeiro, Chiemgau and Osnabrück. He is a founding member of a cutting-edge Tango Quintet with bandoneon virtuoso/composer Marcelo Nisinman.

Daniel was the leader of the Brodsky Quartet for twelve years, performing all over the world and making numerous recordings, including the celebrated Shostakovich Cycle. He teaches at the Royal College of Music in London. Daniel won first prize at the 1995 Oskar Back competition at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Brahms Prize in Baden-Baden. His violin is by Lorenzo Storioni (Cremona, 1796), and his bow is a Maline, on loan from the Dutch Instrument Foundation.

Daniel Rowland, Violin

“From the many crazy violin concertos by Vivaldi through the late romantic gems by Elgar, Nielsen, Korngold and Szymanowski to great 20th century classics such as Bartók, Schnittke, Glass, Adams, Lindberg, Ligeti, Ferneyhough, Piazzolla… I love it all! Some repertoire with conductors, and other pieces as conductor-soloist. I also love working with composers and commissioning new works. Nothing is more exciting than the first reading of a newly written work by Marcelo Nisinman, Isidora Zebeljan, Pēteris Vasks, Kaja Saariaho, Roxanna Panufnik, Søren Nils Eichberg, Albert Schnelzer, Robert Davidson, Cecilia Damstrom, Tamir Odeh-Tamimi… I approach every work with the freshest possible eyes, and I love creating programmes with great contrasts, full of surprises!”

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