Daniel Pioro (violin)

Daniel Pioro is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the most ground-breaking 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 last year 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 by 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. The nature of free-music and noise exploration has become a focal point to Daniel Pioro’s performance, and he has improvised on stage with Ilan Volkov, Yoni Silver, Okkyung Lee and Jonny Greenwood amongst others.

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 written for him 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.

Daniel Pioro plays on a violin by Christoph Götting.

Artist Videos

"Triorchic Blues" by Gerald Barry
"The Lark Ascending" by Ralph Vaughn Williams

Concert Repertoire

Adès Violin Concerto - Concentric Paths
Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Op 61
Brahms Violin Concerto in D Op 77
Britten Violin Concerto Op 15
Dvorak Violin Concerto in A minor Op 53
Greenwood Triple Concerto
Matthews (Colin) Violin Concerto
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor Op 64
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat K364
Mozart Violin Concerto No 1 in D flat K207
Mozart Violin Concerto No 2 in D K211
Mozart Violin Concerto No 3 in G K216
Mozart Violin Concerto No 4 in D K218
Mozart Violin Concerto No 5 in A K219
Paganini Violin Concerto No 1 Op 6
Paganini Violin Concerto No 2 Op 7
Schnittke Concerto Grosso No 1
Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor Op 47
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Op 35
Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Wieniawski Violin Concerto No 1 Op 14
Woolrich Capriccio for solo violin and strings