Daniel's Beard have given the first performance of a number of new works. These include:
David Thomas Duncan: Quintet
Michael Shearer: Quintet
Chris Hutchings: Actaeon and Diana
John Stringer: Tenebrae
Edward McGuire: Horn Trio
Christopher Rathbone: Daniel's Razor; Horn Quintet
Lenny Sayers: The Lady of Shalott; The Owl and the Pussycat; Jabberwocky
Moritz Eggert: P is for Riot
and the Scottish première of works including:
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Quintet in D
Volker David Kirchner: Il Canto della Notte
Krzysztof Penderecki: Sextet
The players that make up Daniel's Beard are familiar faces to any regular concert-goer in Scotland. Click on the left to find out more about each of us.
Alastair Savage and Elita Poulter: violin
Sophie Lang and Andy Berridge: viola
Tom Rathbone and Sonia Cromarty: cello
Jean Johnson: clarinet
Andy Saunders: horn
Lynda Cochrane: piano
Sam Hutchings died tragically in June 2012. He was a key member of Daniel's Beard and is sorely missed.
We also have a number of guest players who join us regularly as repertoire requires.
Daniel Cottier was a pioneering interior designer who was responsible for the stunning decoration inside Cottier's Theatre, which was previously Dowanhill Parish Church. Above the bar hangs a portrait of a Brahms-like Cottier...and so the group's name was decided!