Daniel received his early musical education on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire. After studying with Jonathan Rimmer in Manchester, he entered the Royal College of Music where he studied with Susan Milan. He won the Geoffrey Tankard flute prize in both 1998 and 1999 and took part in masterclasses with Paul Edmund-Davies, Jaime Martin, and Sarah Brooke. He has performed with all the Royal College of Music orchestras and ensembles, including the Royal College Gamelan Ensemble, performing the traditional music of Indonesia. Daniel graduated with honours in the year 2000.
Daniel has performed live concerts on BBC Radio 3 and BBC TV as well as recording an educational BBC CD ROM featuring Debussy’s La Mer. He has recently recorded the music and been filmed for a BBC TV documentary, broadcast in 2002. Daniel has performed with many orchestras throughout the UK, including the Lancashire Sinfonietta, and has appeared at venues including the Royal Festival Hall, St. John’s Smith Square and the Bridgewater Hall. As a chamber musician he performs regularly in flute/harp and flute/guitar duos (with harpist Sally Pryce and guitarist Louise Southwood) and also enjoys giving flute and piano recitals with Tim Horton and Kevin Thraves for Music Societies throughout the U.K. Daniel is committed to performing contemporary chamber music and has premiered many new works by composers such as John Reeman and Luke Bedford.
In 1999 Daniel was awarded a scholarship to attend an International Flute Festival near Frankfurt in Germany where he took part in masterclasses and solo performances with many eminent musicians. More recent performances have included orchestral concerts with Yan Pascal Tortelier and a highly acclaimed performance of J.S.Bach’s St.John Passion with the celebrated tenor Peter Schreier. Daniel has recently been working in Texas in the USA performing recitals and coaching chamber music on a ‘National Flute Association’ Masterclass course.
From 2000-2002, Daniel was Musician in Residence at Christ’s Hospital School, West Sussex and following this he was appointed visiting flute tutor. Since 2002, Daniel has given over 50 concerts with his flute and harp duo for the ‘Live Music Now!’ scheme which promotes the experience of live music amongst people who would not normally have access to it. He is also an Education Workshops leader for the Lancashire Sinfonietta and Royal Northern College of Music. Future engagements include recitals throughout the UK and performances in Holland and Germany.