Daniel Llewellyn Roberts (b.1987) studied violin with Nigel Murray and Jan Repko. He is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, holds Masters degrees from the Royal College of Music and the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover and was formerly a Leverhulme Chamber Music Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music.
A founding member of the Castalian String Quartet, Daniel is represented by the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) and won First Prize at the 2015 Lyon International String Quartet Competition. The quartet has also been the recipient of awards from the Royal Philharmonic Society, Royal Overseas League, Elias Fawcett Trust, Kirckman Concert Society, Countess of Munster Trust, Mozarteum de France and Kammermusik Hannover Next Generation Artists.
Daniel has given chamber music recitals in the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, Purcell Room, Bridgewater Hall, Lake District Summer Music, the Cheltenham Festival (broadcast on Radio 3), Peasmarsh Festival, Heidelberger Frühling Festival, Hitzacker Festival, International Musikfest Goslar, Lyon Opera House and the Festival de Musique de Conques. Future engagements include returns to the Wigmore Hall, Quartettaffairs Frankfurt, the NDR Concert Hall in Hannover, concerts in Turin, Genoa and Naples, a recital at the Aldeburgh Festival and a European tour of Beethoven quartets. His chamber music partners have included Nils Mönkemeyer, Simon Rowland-Jones, Alasdair Beatson and the Chilingirian String Quartet.
As a soloist, Daniel has appeared in Hong Kong City Hall, the Queen's Hall Edinburgh, the Hindemith Cabinet Frankfurt and Yale University's Sudler Recital Hall. In 2009 he was awarded the Musicians Benevloent Fund 'Emily English' Award for 'most outstanding violinist' and in 2010 the Philharmonia Orchestra MMSF 'John E. Mortimer' Prize.
Daniel teaches violin at Birmingham Conservatoire and St. Paul's Girls' School and has given masterclasses at St. Mary's Music School and in various music schools and conservatoires in China and Australia.
He is a Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians and is extremely grateful to them for the loan of a fine violin by Joseph Guarneri filius Andrea of 1705.