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NEWS - NEW FIRST VIOLIN APPOINTED

After 28 years leading the Allegri String Quartet, Peter Carter is planning to retire in February 2005. The Allegri lives on, however, with the appointment of Daniel Rowland as first Violin. Daniel's interest in new music (he has lead the Nieuw Ensemble Amsterdam and the Ensemble Musik-Fabrik in Düsseldorf at many European Festivals) makes him well-suited to build on the Allegri's unique combination of classical integrity with modern adventure.

Daniel was born in London in 1972 and grew up in the Netherlands studying with Davina van Wely and Viktor Liberman at the Amsterdam Conservatoire, Igor Oistrakh at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels and with Ruggiero Ricci at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. He won the Skene Award of the Aberdeen International Festival and was awarded the Brahms Prize of the Brahms Foundation in Baden Baden for his interpretation of the Brahms Concerto. In 1995 he took first prize at the prestigious Oskar Back Competition at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. Rowland made his concerto debut at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in 1992, and has since then returned on numerous occasions.

Currently the concertmaster of the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, he frequently guest leads the Rotterdam Philharmonic and the Russian National Orchestra.

 

 


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