Daniel Pioro is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the most ground-breaking violinists of his generation. Known as soloist and chamber musician, he was recently announced as Artistic Director and leader of the internationally renowned chamber ensemble, Fibonacci Sequence.
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 work for solo violin Triorchic Blues he plays regularly in concert. His repertoire includes the violin concertos by Colin Matthews and Thomas Adès. Daniel Pioro 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.
A teacher of improvisation at Dartington International Summer School, the nature of free-music and noise exploration has been a focal point to Daniel’s sound, and he has improvised on stage with Ilan Volkov, Yoni Silver, Okkyung Lee and Jonny Greenwood amongst others.
2019/20 plans include a Wigmore Hall debut recital, a new concerto written for him by Jonny Greenwood to be premiered with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at the Proms, and a new concerto written for him by Tom Coult to be premiered with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. In February 2019 his debut album, DUST, of music for solo violin and electronics will be released on the Bedroom Community label.
Daniel Pioro plays on a violin by Christoph Götting.