Daniel Edgar attended Chetham’s School of Music, taking modern violin lessons with Richard Milone and Ben Holland. He later studied baroque violin with Simon Jones at the University of York. Both Daniel’s MA and PhD in performance practice were funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
In 2013 Daniel was appointed principal second violin of The Orchestra of the Sixteen. He enjoys a busy orchestral and chamber performing schedule with many of the UK’s leading early music ensembles including The King’s Consort, Retrospect Ensemble, Dunedin Consort, Classical Opera, The English Concert, The Gabrieli Consort and Yorkshire Baroque Soloists. As a member of one of the University of York’s ensembles in residence, he also teaches Baroque violin and is joint director of the University Baroque Ensemble.