Dan read music at the University of Birmingham before completing a masters degree in contemporary
music studies at the University of York. During a further year of study at the Royal College of Music
with Susie Meszaros and Annette Isserlis, he was selected for the Jerwood/Orchestra of the Age of
Enlightenment Scheme for Young Players, and was also invited by Martyn Brabbins to perform with the
Cheltenham Festival Academy.
Dan is now a London-based freelance musician and performs with, among others, the OAE, the English Chamber Orchestra and the English Baroque Soloists, with whom he has performed at the BBC Proms. As a member of the 2008 Southbank Sinfonia, he participated in critically acclaimed productions of Tom Ades' Powder Her Face at the Royal Opera House and Tom Stoppard and Andre Previn's Every Good Boy Deserves Favour at the National Theatre. Alongside period instrument performance, he is especially interested in contemporary music, and has played in the York and Cheltenham festivals.
A keen chamber musician, Dan is a founder member of the Baldaccio Quartet and the Berkeley Ensemble