Violinist Daniel Pioro is an ardent advocate for new and experimental music, and is always interested in finding fresh ways of listening to and creating sound. He develops strong artistic collaborations and actively seeks to draw the audience into a creative relationship, inviting them to “Come and sit inside the violin and be terrified with me – get excited with me”.

He made his Snape Maltings debut in 2021 with pianist Katherine Tinker in a recital featuring music by Cassandra Miller, J.S. Bach, Nico Muhly, Linda Caitlin Smith and Vaughan Williams. As a soloist he has performed violin concertos by Thomas Adès and Colin Matthews with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Knussen and Bruch concertos with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. His latest album Saint Boy is a collection of ancient and contemporary, sacred and secular music.

Daniel Pioro in the 2024 Aldeburgh Festival:

Daniel Pioro joins forces with pianist collaborator Simon Smith to perform Brahms’s Violin Sonatas.

Pioro is joined by The Marian Consort and director Rory McCleery for a concert created especially for Blythburgh Church at dusk.

For a special Festival Walk in ancient woodland, Pioro adds a musical element that invites deep listening and connection with the natural music of the forest.

Pioro and harpsichordist David Gordon unite for a late-night event in which they intersperse Bach’s second Partita with free-spirited improvisation and sonic mediations.

An open invitation from Pioro to drop into hisafternoon’s practice in The Red House Library.

Pioro joins the canon of leading violinists to perform Britten’s Violin Concerto at Snape Maltings. He is joined by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor Ryan Wigglesworth.

As his final festival event, Pioro will meet, greet and play to a small number of lucky audience members, one at a time, in a secret seaside venue.