Daniel Rowland studied with Davina van Wely, Viktor Liberman and Igor Oistrakh, and worked intensively with Herman Krebbers, Ruggiero Ricci and Ivry Gitlis. Having won various national and international prizes, including the Brahms Prize of the Brahms Society in
As a soloist, Daniel Rowland has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, most notably the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Glinka Hall in St. Petersburg and the Gulbenkian in Lisbon, and has collaborated with noted conductors such as Andrei Boreiko, Djanzug Khakidze, Viktor Liberman, Lawrence Foster, Heinz Holliger, Francois Xavier Roth, Diego Masson, Lev Markiz, James Laughran and Jaap van Zweden. Apart from the core classical and romantic repertoire, Daniel is an enthusiastic advocate of 20th century and contemporary music, appearing as a soloist with ensembles such as the Nieuw Ensemble, Musikfabrik and Contrechamps. Recent highlights include the Berg Kammerconcert under Heinz Holliger, Saariaho's Graaltheater and Ferneyhough's Terrain - as well as Berio's Sequenza at the Wigmore Hall.
A passionate chamber musician, Daniel has performed with artists as diverse as Ivry Gitlis, Polina Leschenko, Heinz Holliger, Dawn Upshaw, Alexander Lonquich, Priya Mitchell, Marcelo Nisinman, Michael Collins, Tunde Jegede, Nicolas Daniel, Natalie Clein, Willard White and Elvis Costello. He is a frequent guest at foremost international chamber music festivals in Kuhmo, Stellenbosch, Trecastagni, Ljubjana,
In July 2007, Rowland joined the internationally renowned London-based Brodsky String Quartet as first violinist. The group maintains a busy international performing schedule, in addition to its residency at
Since 2012, Daniel is also the violinist of the acclaimed London Conchord Ensemble.
In demand as a soloist/director, Daniel has been invited to work with the Gulbenkian Orchestra (
Daniel records for TwoPianists Records. His recording of the Vivaldi/Piazzolla Seasons was released to tremendous critical acclaim (“to understand the meaning of fabulous, listen to these Piazzolla Seasons” - Die Burger).
Daniel is professor of violin at the Royal College of Music in