Daniel Pioro is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the most groundbreaking violinists of his generation.
As concerto soloist he has performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of St John’s Smith Square, the London Contemporary Orchestra, and most recently he played The Lark Ascending with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at the Cheltenham Festival.
He actively promotes new music, in particular championing the music of Gerald Barry, whose Triorchic Blues he plays regularly in concert, and his repertoire includes the violin concertos of Colin Matthews and Thomas Adès. In 2015 Edmund Finnis wrote ‘Elsewhere’ for him, which he premiered at the South Bank Centre’s first DEEP∞MINIMALISM Festival, a turning point in the way he listens to sound. In 2018 he began working closely with the Icelandic composer and producer, Valgeir Sigurðsson, and this partnership has taken this deep listening still further, whether working in the studio or performing live with electronics.
He works closely with the acclaimed author Michael Morpurgo, a collaboration that has created The Storyteller’s Ensemble, a group of musicians devoted to the written and spoken word.
2019/20 includes a Wigmore Hall debut recital, a new concerto by Jonny Greenwood to be premiered with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at the BBC Proms, and a new concerto by Tom Coult to be premiered with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall. In March 2019 his debut album, Dust, of music for solo violin and electronics was released on the Bedroom Community label.
solo album (2019)
solo album (2019)
Debut BBC Proms appearance as soloist with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Royal Albert Hall, London
Duo with James McVinnie at the Glasgow Cathedral Festival
Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow
Duo with Valgeir Sigurðsson for the inaugural Hidden Notes Festival
St. Laurence Church, Stroud
night walk for edinburgh
video walk by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
Daniel Pioro & valgeir sigurÐsson
acoustic and electronic duo