Israeli-Canadian violinist/violist Daniel Bard began his studies in Haifa with Avigdor Zamir. At age 13, he moved to Toronto, and worked with David Zafer, Lorand Fenyves, Peter Oundjian and David Takeno.
Daniel discovered his passion for chamber music during the six years he spent in Canada’s Metro String Quartet, which collaborated with artists such as Menahem Pressler and Gilbert Kalish. Today, he performs regularly as a violinist and violist in chamber music concerts in Israel, Europe, and North America. In 2007, Daniel co-founded Trio Mondrian, which won first prize as well as a special prize for their interpretation of Brahms at the 2007 International Chamber Music Competition in Trieste, Italy. The Trio has since performed in prestigious venues and festivals in Europe and Israel and won the audience prize at the 2008 Bologna Festival as well as a Fellowship from the BBT Trust in 2009.
Daniel has been a principal player in Sweden’s Camerata Nordica since 2003 and is a regular guest at the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. In 2007, Daniel has been invited by Tabea Zimmermann to guest lead Cameara Bern and since then has led several projects there. Since 2009 he has been principal violist of the Amsterdam Sinfonietta and has been also a soloist with this orchestra.
Daniel plays on a 1686 Giovanni Grancino violin generously on loan from Yehuda Zisapel.