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.
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.
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
Daniel Collins - Countertenor - Career
Daniel is an established professional freelance countertenor based in London. His voice has been described as both “rich” and “lyrical”, and is suited as much to Baroque oratorio as it is to French song. Daniel is currently in demand as both a soloist and a choral singer throughout the UK and Europe, singing regularly with many of the country’s top choirs and ensembles.
Daniel Collins - Music Director / Producer MusicFor
Daniel Collins established his MusicFor concert series in London 2018.
- This is a bold venture to establish a much needed showcase for young professional classical singers, instrumentalists and composers trying to make their way in a very competitive environment. Eight concerts have taken place. More concerts are scheduled for 2020
- Please see the MusicFor page for more details
Daniel Collins - Music Director / Producer The Renaissance Consort of Naples
Daniel Collins The Renaissance Consort of Naples Italy 2019
- This was a wonderful collaboration between English conductor Daniel Collins and 21 Italian choral singers. The first concert held in the Casale di Teverolaccio near Naples was a such a success more concerts are planned in 2020
- Please see the RCN page for more details