Dan completed a Masters in orchestral conducting at Birmingham Conservatoire, and has studied with Michael Seal, Sian Edwards, Edwin Roxborough, Daniele Rosina and others. He won an MBF Emerging Excellence Award and Birmingham Conservatoire’s Conducting Prize. Currently Dan holds principal and guest conductorships with a number of orchestras across the Midlands, and also works with Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s LEAP Ensemble, which is dedicated to enthusing young musicians to pursue a lifelong passion in creating and performing. Dan was also recently appointed as the conductor of the NLMS Summer School Symphony Orchestra and took up this role for the first time in August 2022.
Dan featured in the BBC series All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge, as then principal conductor of The People’s Orchestra. The program, designed to inspire and promote amateur music making, reflects many of Dan’s continued aims as a conductor, to bring together professionals and community musicians alike, culminating in high standard performances and rewarding life experiences.