Daniel is an English violinist, and leader of the Fibonacci Sequence, a group that is considered one of the UK's most distinguished chamber ensembles. A keen soloist and chamber-musician, he actively promotes new music, in particular championing the music of Gerald Barry, a composer who’s work “Triorchic Blues” has had a profound effect on him.
Daniel 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 wonderful book “The Mozart Question” - and performing it across the UK to great acclaim - has led to work on “The Best Of Times”, a work that will be performed for the first time in Saffron Hall in the winter.
As a teacher of improvisation at Dartington International Summer School from 2011-2013, the nature of free-music and noise exploration has become increasingly important to Daniel, and he has improvised on stage with Ilan Volkov, Yoni Silver, Okkyung Lee and Jonny Greenwood amongst others.
Collaborating with groups such as the London Sinfonietta and the London Contemporary Orchestra (with which he was concertmaster until 2015), has taken Daniel still further into the new-music world and most recently with the effervescent Scottish Ensemble he has added dance to his list of extended techniques.
As well as performing regularly as a soloist - most recently with the Orchestra of St. John's, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the LCO - Daniel works with musicians from other walks of life such as psychedelic sound-explorers, Grumbling Fur and Hexvessel. Upcoming performances of particular interest are his interpretations of a new work for solo violin by Edmund Finnis and of Colin Matthews’ Violin Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic.
He has been a member of the collective of musicians that is CHROMA since 2014 and plays on a violin by Christoph Götting.