Daniel Yeadon has a worldwide career as a cellist and viola da gamba player; his repertoire ranges from Renaissance to contemporary. His regular chamber music collaborators in Australia include Neal Peres Da Costa, Genevieve Lacey, Ironwood, Romanza, Kammer, Elision and The Collective. He is a part-time member of the ACO, he has appeared as soloist with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, plays every year with Pinchgut Opera and records regularly for ABC Classics. He is in much demand as a teacher. Originally from the UK, Daniel read physics at Oxford University and then completed a postgraduate diploma in performance at the Royal College of Music in London. For many years Daniel was a member of the renowned period instrument ensemble Florilegium and later joined the Fitzwilliam String Quartet, performing in major venues throughout the world and recording many award-winning CDs. Daniel continues to be guest principal cellist with many of the period instrument ensembles based in London, including the English Baroque Soloists and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
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We asked Daniel a few questions
- When you’re not rehearsing/performing/teaching, where are you most likely to be? Walking his dogs, Hilde & Gus (yes, Schnauzers – Hildegarde & Gustav..the composers)
- After you finish a concert, what is the first drink you want to have in your hand? A beer please (I’m from Yorkshire)
- If there weren’t external factors involved, how long do you think a concert should go for? Between 50mins (without an interval) & 2hours (with an interval) – and preferably some food & wine nearby 😉
- When should we clap? Anywhere you feel you should – 18th & 19th century audiences also booed, whistled, ate, threw food, played cards, had sex, and drank during concerts. Bring back the opera-concert room mosh pits of early Sydney, Melbourne & Hobart we say – The Tap Room & Theatre Royal Concerts live on where the audience came back even rowdier after interval!!
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