Recently described as a player of ‘instrumental mastery’ characterized by ‘unselfconscious refinement’, Daniel Palmizio has established himself as one of today’s most highly regarded young violists, with a string of competition successes and extensive concert experience.
Daniel has performed around the world as a soloist and collaborated with musicians such as Frans Helmerson, Hansjörg Schellenberger, Salvatore Accardo, Antonio Meneses and Maxim Vengerov. He is a laureate of the 1st Prize and Audience Prize in the Watson Forbes International Viola Competition, the 1st Prize in the Valentino Bucchi Competition in Rome and the 1st prize in the Budapest International Competition. Solo performances include appearances with the Hungarian National Radio Orchestra, Szeged Philharmonic Orchestra, Kiev National Opera and Orchestra dell’ Arena di Verona as well as recitals in the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room and Royal Festival hall in London.
Daniel studied in the class of Bruno Giuranna in Cremona, with whom he performed chamber music throughout Italy, also giving several performances of Britten’s Lachrymae with the Udine Symphony Orchestra under Mr Giuranna’s baton. Alongside performing commitments, Daniel has held the position of Professor of Viola at the Santa Cecilia Conservatoire in Rome and has delivered numerous masterclasses in leading Italian conservatoires. Since 2018, he has been a guest professor at Amsterdam Conservatoire.
Recent highlights have included collaborating with pianist Beatrice Rana, performances of his own arrangement of the Schumann Cello concerto on a tour of China as well as with the Orchestra dei Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan. His premiere of Giovanni Bertelli’s Viola concerto with Divertimento ensemble in Milan was recently released on “Stradivarius”. He has performed the complete Bach solo suites in Cambridge, UK and on tour in Korea. Daniel plays on a 1800 Testore Viola generously loaned from the Accademia Chigiana in Siena.
Six Cello Suites on Viola (19’, 21’, 24’, 25’, 25’, 33’)
Chaconne from Second Violin Partita (15’)
Three Gamba Sonatas (14’, 13’, 15’)
Viola Concerto (25’)
Scherzo from FAE Sonata (6’)
Viola Concerto (20’)
Fantasy op. 30 (7’)
Adagio and Allegro op. 70 (9’)
Fantasiestücke op. 73 (11’)
Sonata op. 147 (34’)
Viola Concerto (23’)
Viola Concerto in G major (14’)
Viola Concerto (26’)
Introduction and Rondo Ungherese (10’)