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In this film, Daniel takes us to beautiful Twente in the Netherlands, and to the ancient village of Stift where he grew up. We go inside the intimate 14th-century village church where many of the festival's concerts are held and on a tour of this beautiful location. As Daniel explains, the theme for Stift Festival 2018 - 26th August to 2nd September - is 'Intimate Letters'. There is a parallel theme of 'Nature'. Not to be missed! Festival website for Stift Festival 2018 - 26th August to 2nd September - and ticket information
Having recently returned from Dublin, where he performed the "Eight Seasons" at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in their international Visiting Artist Series, Daniel Rowland is looking forward to working with Orchestre de Picardie in the coming week. He gives three performances of the Glass Concerto:
Following several highly successful appearances with the City of Joensuu Orchestra over recent years, performing concerto no. 2 by Philip Glass, and the Vivaldi/Piazzolla “Eight Seasons” with conductor Arie van Beek, the orchestra has invited him to return – this time to perform Lindberg’s Violin Concerto no. 1. He has just arrived there for rehearsals, and the concert takes place on Thursday evening. The conductor is Jurjen Hempel.
Rowland - pictured above with the Guarneri del Gesu - says:
"I am delighted, excited and honoured to be given this beautiful violin on loan from the Dutch Musical Instrument Foundation. It's the 1736 'ex-Rode' Guarneri del Gesu. It's a violin with an incredible history and I'm hugely looking forward to discovering all the secrets hidden within! My big thanks to Frits Schutte and to all at the foundation for making this possible!"
Daniel Rowland joins the vibrant Joensuu City Orchestra this December for two performances of The Eight Seasons Read more
In this month's 'Recording News from the Studio' in Classical Music Magazine, Phillip Sommerich talks to Daniel Rowland about his "long and winding road through the recording studios". Please see p. 77…More
Princeton, New Jersey—On Thursday, September 15 at 8 pm, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presents The Seasons — Antonio Vivaldi’s popular The Four Seasons interwoven with Astor Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, arranged by Leonid Desyatnikov. The concert at Richardson Auditorium features Daniel Rowland as soloist and conductor, leading the PSO through Vivaldi’s vividly depicted scenery and Piazzolla’s soulful homage infused with passionate melodies and tango rhythms. Read more
Each summer, Daniel Rowland performs and teaches at the renowned Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland. Described by the Financial Times as “this most remote and intense of international music events”, the festival will shortly welcome, once again, some of the very best musicians from around the world.
Rowland has an inherent talent to clarify scores to a level where they communicate with a higher level of clarity, without ever losing sight of the underlying subtext which initially inspired the composer. With Vasks the close listener is transported into timeless elegiac soundscapes with a kind of magic “undergrowth” from which themes that are elevated to more concrete structural pointers within the work develop. This kind of continuation which requires enormous concentration, was strongly evident in the soloist’s involvement and the ever changing tonal and wide emotional spectrum of his playing.
In the Beethoven [String Trio in C minor, op. 9, no. 3] the listeners experienced unconditional music making of complete dedication
Don’t miss a beat of Daniel Rowland’s debut with the outstanding Ulster Orchestra as violin/director in a stunning performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons interleaved with Piazolla’s sultry and passionate, The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (arr. Desyatnikov). Recorded last December in the vibrant acoustic the Ulster Hall in Belfast you can catch it on BBC iPlayer for the next 29 days.
Daniel thoroughly enjoyed working with the Ulster Orchestra just before Christmas as soloist/director for a performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons interleaved with Piazzola’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. The sold out concert was extremely well received, with many audience members taking to Twitter after the performance to express how much they had enjoyed the experience.