Dan is a cellist, conductor and educator, whose musical career has taken him from Brighton to Bangalore. As a cellist, Dan completed his Masters at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, after gaining his BMus (Hons) at Trinity College of Music.
As a cellist, Dan has played on various productions in the West End, and with his cello quartet recorded the critically acclaimed Time and Place album with the jazz vocalist Claire Martin OBE for her record label, Linn records. Other commercial work has seen him broadcast on BBC Radio 2 & 3, record for X Factor finalists Little Mix and perform on ITV television as a member of the orchestra for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant concerts at Windsor Castle.
Teaching has always been central to Dan’s professional life, and he currently holds the position of Head of Strings at Highgate school, alongside which he works as an ensemble leader and cello teacher at both Junior Trinity and Eltham College. He is also a mentor for graduate students on the Music Masters PGCEi course in instrumental studies.