Nicholas Daniel (born 9 January 1962) is a British oboist and conductor. In 2003 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Leicester International Music Festival.
Education [ edit ]
He was educated at the
Purcell School. [1 ]
Nicholas Daniel won the
BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition in 1980 and was awarded the 2011 Queen's Medal for Music. [2 ]
Teaching posts [ edit ]
Daniel was Professor of Oboe at the
Guildhall School of Music and Drama for ten years, then in 1997 became Professor of Oboe and Conducting at the Indiana University School of Music. He then was invited to be Prince Consort Professor of Oboe at the Royal College of Music in London. In 2004, he was named Professor of Oboe at the Musikhochschule in Trossingen, Germany.
Performing ensembles [ edit ]
Nicholas Daniel is a founding member of the Haffner Wind Ensemble and
Britten Sinfonia, and formed a duo with pianist Julius Drake in 1981. [3 ]
As Principal Oboe of
Britten Sinfonia, Daniel has frequently appeared as a member of the orchestra and also as a soloist/director. In 2009 Britten Sinfonia released its first own label recording, which features Nicholas Daniel in John Tavener's Songs of the Sky.
Commissions [ edit ]
Daniel has commissioned and premiered many new works for the oboe, to increase its status as a solo instrument. Such works include:
References [ edit ]
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