Associate Head of Keyboard
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
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Daniel Browell enjoys a busy and varied performing career. Described as a pianist of “considerable intelligence and grace” (Tim Ashley, The Guardian), he has given concerts throughout the UK, Europe, China, and North America. His recital at London’s Purcell Room in the Southbank Centre and his concerto performance at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall received critical acclaim in the national press.
He made his BBC Proms debut in 2008, as part of a composer portrait broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. A committed supporter of performing and recording contemporary music, Daniel is a member of the Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble, which specialises in contemporary music and has commissioned and premiered works by distinguished composers such as Greg Caffrey, Piers Hellawell, Jane O’Leary and Ian Wilson. The Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble gives concerts throughout the UK and Ireland, has broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and has recorded on a number of labels.
Daniel particularly enjoys his collaborative projects with instrumentalists and singers; he has given recitals with YCAT winner Kathryn Rudge at the Wigmore Hall and on many occasions since, he has collaborated with Susan Gritton, and he regularly works for the BBC Philharmonic.
After studying for his undergraduate degree at the University of Birmingham, Daniel went on to study in Paris, the Royal Academy of Music in London, Chicago and became a Junior Fellow at the Royal Northern College of Music. Whilst there he won numerous prizes and awards.
Daniel is in great demand as a teacher; he has given masterclasses and has taught in China, Europe, the Middle East and America, and is highly regarded as an adjudicator. He was appointed Associate Head of Keyboard at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2014 and is currently a member of the jury and organising committee of the Dudley International Piano Competition.
“Finely judged and vividly pictorial playing” (Margaret Davies, Musical Opinion)
“Flair, energy and poetry” (Keith Potter, The Independent)