Daniel and Maja will chat to presenter Katie Derham about their new CD ‘Pas de Deux’ on the Challenge Records Label, and perform music from the disc live in the studio. The duo will be featured near the beginning of the programme at 5.05pm, and the programme will be available shortly after broadcast via this link.
Daniel was invited to appear on Dutch TV’s Podium Witteman programme last night, as part of their ‘Melody of the Month’ feature. One of Daniel’s choices was ‘Marietta’s Song’ by Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Dutch speakers can hear him talking to presenter Paul Witteman from about 14′ 8″ into the programme here.
Pas de Deux brings together a collection of their favourite works which they have performed together over the last two years. Ravel’s ‘Sonata for Violin and Cello, à la memoire de Claude Debussy’ is the only piece on the disc already firmly established in the repertoire for this combination, and the duo has used this work as their “kaleidoscope” for the recording, “a looking glass that takes us both back and forward in time, and both of those simultaneously”.
The result – a highly exciting disc of music for violin and cello – contains several works by leading living composers, as well as music by Debussy, Ravel, Sibelius and Piazzolla. Daniel and Maja have really enjoyed working closely with Pēteris Vasks, Krzysztof Penderecki, Giovanni Sollima, Craig White and Marcelo Nisinman in the lead up to this release, and feel privileged to be including several world premiere recordings.
This coming weekend sees Daniel Rowland travel to Leiden, Netherlands, for a solo violin recital at the Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden.
He will present his programme at 11.30am on Sunday 12th January, as part of the theatre’s Koffieconcert series, featuring works by Bach, Ysaÿe, Glass, Berio, Biber and Bartók.
The concert took place at the Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik, under the baton of Darrel Ang, and was the premiere performance of the concerto, just over 70 years after its composition.
On Sunday 28th April, Daniel Rowland visits the National Gallery of Ireland for a chamber music concert organised by the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He will be performing in his capacity as International Visiting Artist at RIAM alongside other members of the faculty and some advanced students.
The Rowland Bogdanovic duo brings together charismatic Dutch–English violinist Daniel Rowland and superb Serbian–French cellist Maja Bogdanovic. Their explorations of music ranging from the Baroque to the present day allow them to offer a set of compelling programmes including works by Bach, Ravel, Sollima and Piazzolla.
Daniel Rowland and Alberto Mesirca will travel to the Isle of Man to give a concert for the Ramsey Music Society on the 19th March. They will perform a varied and exciting programme of music from all over Europe, ranging from Paganini to Bartók, and ending up in Argentina for Astor Piazzolla’s vibrant ‘Histoire du Tango’.
Daniel Rowland’s performance of Bernstein’s West Side Story Suite for Violin and Orchestra with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra can be heard on ‘WWFM The Classical Network’ at 8 pm this evening, Eastern Time.
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 then on a tour of this beautiful location.
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 Nicholas Milton and 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.
In a live broadcast today on Radio Svizzera Italiana Rete 2 at 14.45 pm (UK time) today, Alberto Mesirca talks about tomorrow’s concert at the Ceresio Estate Festival in Lugano. The station will also play tracks from Daniel Rowland and Alberto Mesirca’s CD, Favorites
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 in the November issue.
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.
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.
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 Piazzolla’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.
Following his recent return from Poland, where he directed the Baltic Neopolis Orchestra in Sczecin, Daniel will be performing the Korngold Concerto with HET Symfonieorkest in Enschede at the end of this month.
On Thursday 17th December, Daniel Rowland directs the Ulster Orchestra and is the soloist for what promises to be a fascinating and inspiring performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons interleaved with Piazzola’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.
To quote Tim Homfray’s review of Rowland’s recording of both sets of seasons, published in the Strad on the CD’s release in 2011:
Almost to the day this fantastic duo’s first CD was released on Gutman Records – Les années folles – Daniel Rowland (violin) and Natacha Kudritskaya (piano) have been back in the studio, this time to record works by Ensecu.
We are delighted to announce the signing of Daniel Rowland to the Tashmina Artists roster. We look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration with Daniel, who is one of the world’s most highly regarded and sought after violinists, both in his solo and chamber work and as first violinist of the renowned Brodsky Quartet (represented by Hazard Chase).