Review: Works Old and New Show THEA MUSGRAVE Still the Life of the Party (Broadway World)

‘Kilt-clad oboist Nicholas Daniel arrived to “reclaim Thea for Scotland.” In less time than it took to reset the stage, he played a pair of short, but meaty, pieces written for him, “Dawn” and “Whirlwind”–music that flew out of the oboe, like glitter being strewn by a magician, mixing glissandos and staccato. Daniel commended the […]

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Review: Spiritual journeys and operatic thrills mark Thea Musgrave’s 90th birthday (New York Classical Review)

‘In the two contrasting oboe pieces, the meditative Dawn and the jumpy Whirlwind, Nicholas Daniel’s fine dynamic control and fleet technique provided the palate-cleansing sorbet between two rich choral courses.’ Read this review in full online  

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CD Review: 10 recommended recordings by BBC Young Musician competition winners

Nicholas Daniel (1980) Oboist Nicholas Daniel triumphed in the 1980 competition with a performance of Vaughan Williams’s Oboe Concerto and has gone on to have a hugely successful career. In 2015 he returned to the Vaughan Williams concerto with the Britten Sinfonia and conductor James MacMillan. This was an Editor’s Choice recording in the May […]

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Review: A Tribute To Janet CD (Limelight)

A TRIBUTE TO JANET (NICHOLAS DANIEL, BRITTEN OBOE QUARTET) Remembrances of times past: Nicholas Daniel offers a heartfelt homage to his beloved teacher. by Steve Moffatt, Limelight, Australia’s Classical Music and Arts Magazine) Since winning BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1980, English oboist Nicholas Daniel has built a career establishing him as one […]

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Review: Pre-Christmas Joy from the Haffner Wind Ensemble (Seen and Heard International

Pre-Christmas Joy from the Haffner Wind Ensemble Nicholas Daniel [oboe], Joy Farrell [clarinet], Thomas Hancox [flute], Sarah Burnett [bassoon], Martin Owen [horn]). The Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 1 December 2017. Beethoven (arr. Mordechai Rechtmann) – Quintet in E flat, Op.4 Jean-Michel Damase – 17 Variations, Op.22 The Haffner […]

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