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Two time Chalmers-award winner Daniel Bard was born in Haifa, Israel,

where he began his violin studies. He moved with his family to Toronto in

1990 and then studied with David Zafer. He also worked with Lorand

Fenyves in Toronto, Peter Oundjian in the US, and David Takeno in

London, U.K.

From 2007-2017 Daniel was a member of Trio Mondrian which won first

prize at the 2007 International Chamber Music Competition in Trieste,

Italy. The Trio has performed in prestigious venues including Wigmore

Hall, Concertgebouw, La Fenice in Venice, and has been named a BBT

fellowship winner in 2009. Daniel is also a member of the Israeli Chamber

Project, a chamber group active in both Israel and the USA.

One of the biggest passions of Daniel is the chamber orchestra. He has been invited by Tabea Zimmermann to guest lead Camerata Bern, and directed numberous projects with Sweden’s Camerata Nordica and Norway’s Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. He has been the principal violist of the Amsteradm Sinfonietta from 2009 to 2016, and became concertmaster ofthe Basel Chamber Orchestra in 2017. Daniel has performed Meta Arca by Heinz Holliger with the Basel Chamber Orchestra conducted by the



Equally at home as a violinist and violist, Daniel is invited to play chamber

music concerts all across Europe and Israel. He has collaborated with

distinguished artists such as Menahem Pressler, Gilbert Kalish, Antje

Weithaas and Shmuel Ashkenzi and performed in festivals such as Prussia

Cove and Musikdorf Ernen.

Lastly, Daniel enjoys greatly sharing his passion for music-making with the

next generation. He has lead both instrumental and chamber music classes at the Amsterdam Conservatory and at the chamber music sessions of the Jerusalem Music Centre.

"The notes I handle no better than

many pianists. But the pauses between

the notes - ah, that is where the art resides.”

Arthur Schnabel


photo by Matthias Müller


Appointed leader since 2017






Saanen, Kirche Saanen (Gstaad Festival)
Pierre Bleuse, Conductor
Sol Gabetta, Cello

July 21 2019

July 28-Aug 10
Musikdorf Ernen

July 28  2019

Aug 21-25
Aurora Chamber Orchestra, Sweden


Aug 21  2019

Aug 29-Sept 1
Aurora Chamber Orchestra, Sweden

Aug 29  2019

Camerata Salzburg, Enescu Festival Bucharest

Sep 21  2019