Daniel Parkinson

Daniel Parkinson

A former pupil of Chetham’s School of Music, and music graduate of the University of York, Daniel is currently studying privately with Mark Heron, conducting teacher at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Daniel founded the Chester Chamber Orchestra in 2009, the debut concert of which, the Chester Chronicle branded as being ‘a treat for music lovers’. To date, the orchestra has given three concerts with a fourth featuring the Chester Consort planned for November 2012. The Chester Chamber Orchestra combines some of the best music students in the UK with invited local musicians.

Daniel has performed with a wide variety of ensembles including the University of York Chamber Orchestra, North Cheshire Wind Orchestra and the European Medical Students’ Orchestra and Choir. He is the Associate Conductor of the Chester Philharmonic Orchestra.

Daniel was the conductor for A Symphony for Yorkshire. This was commissioned by the BBC in the summer of 2010 and received nationwide coverage across television, radio and online. It has since won a Prix de Circum award, three RTS (Royal Television Society) awards and sold in excess of 3,000 copies, raising more than £20,000 for charity.

Future engagements include concerts with the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra, Chester Chamber Orchestra and Chester Philharmonic Orchestra. Autumn 2013 sees Daniel alongside international concert pianist Martin Roscoe in a marathon performance of the complete Beethoven Piano Concertos at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Daniel is a ballet pianist at The Hammond School and KSDance Ltd. His composition Crucifix was premiered by The Kreutzer Quartet and will be performed by The Dmitri Quartet later this year.

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