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I’m happy to share this little video about the Stift Festival that we made last Sunday. I visited some beauty-spots round Stift and talk a little bit about the upcoming 14th Stift Festival, and the place I grew up.I hope you enjoy this ‘Postcard from Stift’, and feel free to share 😊✨🎶

Posted by Daniel Rowland on Sunday, 8 July 2018

Intimate Letters – Daniel Rowland invites you to Stift Festival 2018

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
Glass Concerto with Orchestre de Picardie

Glass Concerto with Orchestre de Picardie

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:
Rowland to perform Lindberg Violin Concerto in Finland

Rowland to perform Lindberg Violin Concerto in Finland

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.

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Rowland to play 1736 ‘ex-Rode’ Guarneri del Gesu

Rowland to play 1736 ‘ex-Rode’ Guarneri del Gesu

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 and Princeton Symphony Orchestra Present The Four Seasons with a Tango Twist

Daniel Rowland and Princeton Symphony Orchestra Present The Four Seasons with a Tango Twist

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

Rowland has an inherent talent to clarify scores to a level where they communicate with a higher level of clarity

Rowland has an inherent talent to clarify scores to a level where they communicate with a higher level of clarity

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.
Daniel Rowland and Ulster Orchestra – BBC Radio 3 Broadcast of Vivaldi and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons

Daniel Rowland and Ulster Orchestra – BBC Radio 3 Broadcast of Vivaldi and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons

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.

Rowland plays to packed Ulster Hall

Rowland plays to packed Ulster Hall

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.

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