Violinist Daniel Rowland was born in London but moved as a child to the village Weerselo in Twente, where he lived for fifteen years. His father is the British composer and conductor David Rowland (1939-2007), who taught at the Twente Conservatory. Daniel studied in the Netherlands with Davina van Wely and in Brussels with Igor Oistrakh. He learned much from the legendary virtuoso and pedagogue Ivry Gitlis. Rowland has been the first violinist of the Brodsky Quartet since 2007, and in 2005 began his own festival in Weerselo, the Stift Festival, where there is an emphasis on less familiar and contemporary chamber music.
Imagine the combination of virtuosity and profound musicality. Last spring , we heard the duo Rowland / Kudritskaya in Växjö and these two certainly have these abilities.
Almost to the day this fantastic duo’s first CD was released on Gutman Records – Les années folles – Daniel Rowland (violin) and Natacha Kudritskaya (piano) have been back in the studio, this time to record works by Ensecu.
Kitzbühel, an idyllic village in the Austrian Alps, is rather known for its world cup ski races and its mundane lifestyle. It is not necessarily the place you would expect a superbly curated chamber concert series.