"...dazzlingly good chamber ensemble…
exuberantly expressive, intimate style…
gorgeously idiomatic playing’
The Times
Daniel Pioro
leader, violin

Daniel Pioro is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the
most innovative young violinists of his generation. Known as
soloist and chamber musician he is the leader of the
Fibonacci Sequence, and since 2014 he has been a member of
the collective of musicians, CHROMA.
As a soloist he has performed Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante
and John Woolrich’s Capriccio for solo violin and strings
with the Orchestra of St John’s Smith Square, Jonny
Greenwood’s Triple Concerto and Schnittke’s Concerto Grosso
No 1 with the London Contemporary Orchestra. Most recently,
he performed both Colin Matthews’ and Thomas Adès’ Violin
Concertos with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
He actively promotes new music, in particular championing the
music of Gerald Barry, whose work for solo violin Triorchic
Blues he plays regularly in concert, and through
collaborations with groups such as the London Sinfonietta and
the London Contemporary Orchestra (of which he was leader
until 2015).
Daniel Pioro works closely with the acclaimed author Michael
Morpurgo, a collaboration that has created The Storyteller’s
Ensemble, a group of musicians devoted to the written and
spoken word. Putting music to Morpurgo’s book “The Mozart
Question” – and performing it with the The Storyteller’s
Ensemble across the UK to great acclaim – led to work on “The
Best Of Times”, which was performed for the first time in
Saffron Hall this season.
A teacher of improvisation at Dartington International Summer
School from 2011-2013, the nature of free-music and noise
exploration has become increasingly important, and he has
improvised on stage with Ilan Volkov, Yoni Silver, Okkyung
Lee and Jonny Greenwood amongst others. He recently worked
with Andersson Dance and the Scottish Ensemble on a new
interpretation of The Goldberg Variations for 11 musicians
and 5 dancers, as well as creating a new show, Dim Eyes,
which was performed around Sweden in the autumn.
Plans include recording “Elsewhere”, a new work for solo
violin and reverb by Edmund Finnis, as well as exploring
recording techniques and releasing an album with a selection
of musicians who Daniel admires.
Daniel Pioro plays on a violin by Christoph Götting

Can be heard in:
Buxton Festival
Monday 10 Jul 2017
through to Monday 30 Nov 2015

Truro 3 Arts
Friday 13 Oct 2017

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