Biography - Daniel Collins


  • Daniel began his music career at the age of 4 playing violin, piano and singing at Christ Church Stantonbury Campus. Milton Keynes.

    At the age of 7 Daniel became a chorister at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. Singing many solo pieces during his time there. With Christ Church Cathedral Choir Daniel toured USA, Australia, Brazil and sang on many recording sessions. In his final year at the Cathedral in Oxford, Daniel was head chorister.

    From Oxford Cathedral Daniel was awarded a music scholarship to Charterhouse School, Surrey, where under the tutelage of Mark Blatchly and Glyn Davenport he began to sing countertenor.
    During his stay at Charterhouse Daniel attained Grade 8 violin, organ and piano.

    Daniel went on to read Music at Magdalen College, Oxford, as a Choral and Academic Scholar. While at Oxford, Daniel began to embark on a solo career as a countertenor, studying with Ashley Stafford.
    Between his studies Daniel found time to be music director for the Oxford Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
    Productions included The Mikado, Trial By jury and Ruddigore.
    Daniel gave organ recitals in Magdalen Chapel, Oxford, and sang in various concerts, including at the University Church with Schola Cantorum and Emma Kirkby (Handel – Dixit Dominus) and at the reopening of the Sheldonian Theatre (Handel – The Messiah). Daniel played piano in productions of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, Saint-Saens Carnival of the animals and appeared with the Godalming Youth Orchestra.
    Daniel received a first class degree in music at Oxford in 2005.

    In 2005 Daniel went on to further his vocal studies at the Royal College of Music, continuing to study under Ashley Stafford. Whilst there he participated in masterclasses with Michael Chance, Peter Harvey and James Bowman, as well as private tuition with people such as Robin Blaze, Margaret Cable and Stephen Roberts.

    Daniel gained a post graduate diploma in singing at the RCM. Royal College of Music
Christ Church, Stantonbury Campus.
Milton Keynes
Daniel received his first violin on his fourth birthday, he began playing during the church services soon after and later played piano and cello as well as singing.
Christ Church Cathedral. Oxford
At the age of seven Daniel entered the Cathedral in Oxford as a chorister. With the choir Daniel toured Brazil, America and Australia. Rising to become head chorister Daniel sang many solos and presented flowers to the Queen when she visited the Cathedral.
Charterhouse. Surrey
From Oxford Cathedral Daniel was awarded a music scholarship to Charterhouse School, Surrey, where under the tutelage of Mark Blatchly and Glyn Davenport he began to sing countertenor.
During his stay at Charterhouse Daniel attained Grade 8 violin, organ and piano.
Magdalen College. Oxford
Daniel went on to read Music at Magdalen College, Oxford, as a Choral and Academic Scholar. While at Oxford, Daniel began to embark on a solo career as a countertenor, studying with Ashley Stafford.
In between his studies Daniel found time to be music director for the Oxford Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
Productions included The Mikado, Trial By jury and Ruddigore.
Daniel gave organ recitals in Magdalen Chapel, Oxford, and sang in various concerts, including at the University Church with Schola Cantorum and Emma Kirkby (Handel – Dixit Dominus) and at the reopening of the Sheldonian Theatre (Handel – The Messiah). Daniel played piano in productions of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, Saint-Saens Carnival of the animals and appeared with the Godalming Youth Orchestra.

Daniel received a first class degree in music at Oxford in 2005.
The Royal College of Music. London
In 2005 Daniel went on to further his vocal studies at the Royal College of Music, continuing to study under Ashley Stafford. Whilst there he participated in masterclasses with Michael Chance, Peter Harvey and James Bowman, as well as private tuition with people such as Robin Blaze, Margaret Cable and Stephen Roberts.

Daniel gained a post graduate diploma in singing at the RCM. Royal College of Music