Update 12/3

If you missed the live broadcast, Daniel and Maja’s appearance on NPO Radio 4 can be heard at this link, starting from 1:25:40 into the broadcast.

Daniel Rowland and Maja Bogdanovic will be broadcast live on Dutch national radio station NPO 4 today [Thursday 5th March].

On Thursday 12th March, Daniel Rowland and Maja Bogdanovic will be guests on BBC Radio 3’s “In Tune” programme.

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 teaser

We are super excited to share with you this first teaser of our upcoming CD "Pas de Deux", made with world class team - Jeremy Hayes and Ben Connellan, at Potton Hall Spa for the wonderful Dutch label Challenge Records International !!! Thank you dear Valentine Laout for this cool video on the roofs of Amsterdam

Posted by Daniel Rowland - violin on Friday, 7 February 2020

Daniel Rowland and Maja Bogdanovic are about to release their first duo recording, Pas de Deux, two years after officially forming their duo partnership.

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.

It was a real joy playing Michel van der Aa’s terrific violin concerto in Mexico last week with the excellent Symphony Orchestra with my friend Roberto Beltrán-Zavala, conductor, who shares my love for this fantastic, colorful, virtuosic piece. Here’s a bit of the end of the first movement, for who’s interested in this music, from the rehearsal. The piece also has many beautiful, dreamy and ‘impressionistic’ sections, very exciting to play and I recommend to all violinists! ✨✨

Posted by Daniel Rowland on Saturday, 7 December 2019

On Friday 4th October, Daniel Rowland performed Rogowski’s violin concerto with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, as part of the Stradun Classic Festival.

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.

Daniel Rowland‘s performance of Elgar’s Violin Sonata with Martin Roscoe will feature as part of a broadcast on BBC Radio 3 tomorrow evening (7th May) at 7.30pm.

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.

Stift Musical Encounters - Daniel Rowland

April 2019 will see the first edition of Stift Music Encounters, a residential course in solo and chamber performance taking place in and around Stift in Weerselo, Holland.

Rowland Bogdanovic Duo

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 (violin) and the superb Serbian/French cellist Maja Bogdanovic, who together form the exceptional Rowland Bogdanovic Duo, will be Paul Witteman’s guests on the NTR Podium Witteman (Dutch TV) programme this Sunday. You can watch it after the broadcast too, here.

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.

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

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:

Ensecu Video
In this film, made at the 2016 Stift Festival by Pilvax & Oberyn, the Rowland Kudritskaya Duo performs Enescu’s Impressions d’enfance.

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 says:

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

The Dutch Musical Instrument Foundation has announced that they are making this exquisite instrument available to the acclaimed violinist Daniel Rowland.

Daniel Rowland joins the vibrant Joensuu City Orchestra this December for two performances of The Eight Seasons 

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.

Enescu Works for Violin and Piano on Champs Hill Records - Rowland Kudritskaya Duo

Daniel Rowland’s life-long passion for George Enescu’s work, combined with the vibrancy of his and Natacha Kudritskaya’s playing, is beautifully presented in their new duo disc featuring three out of the four works Enescu wrote for violin and piano.

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.

Tickets go on sale at 10am this morning



Daniel Rowland violin, director
són Southampton’s professional orchestra
Robin Browning conductor

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.

It is not long now until Daniel Rowland makes his debut with the outstanding Ulster Orchestra; he appears as  soloist/director on Thursday 17 Dec 2015 in their JTI Lunchtime Concert: Seasons North and South.

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:

Daniel Rowland says:


We are delighted to present the programme of the 11th Stift Festival, with this year as it’s theme: LOVE. Love in it’s many forms: passionate, tender, exhilarating, devastating, selfless, romantic, obsessive, spiritual, eternal…

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.

Daniel Rowland and Natacha Kudritskaya are delighted that their recording “Les années folles” for Gutman Records has just been released!

The recording

Nikita and Daniel rehearsing on the balcony of the Winery which became a concert hall for the inaugural international chamber music festival, “Conchord at Rathfinny”.

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).