Daniel Thomson, originally from Kyneton, is now a Melbourne based tenor soloist and chamber singer. In 2009 Daniel graduated his Bachelor of Music (specialising in vocal performance) with Honours, from the University of Melbourne. In 2013 and 2014 Daniel also furthered his study abroad at the Dartington International Summer School in the UK where he has taken part in many masterclasses and several performances with international names such as Dame Emma Kirkby, Charles Daniels and others. Daniel’s studies have had a particular focus on the performance of Evangelist roles and music of the Baroque era.
As well as putting together his own recital programs, Daniel regularly performs as a soloist with various choral and instrumental groups including the Consort of Melbourne, Ensemble Gombert and La Compañia – with whom Daniel features as a guest vocal soloist on their critically acclaimed 2013 CD release “Destino Mexicano”. Daniel also regularly performs in areas of rural Victoria including Woodend, Bendigo and Ballarat. More recently Daniel performed in opening concert of the 2015 Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival. He was well received in all reviews, including The Age newspaper: “…dominating the night was Daniel Thomson’s Evangelist: faultless in diction, accurate in pitch and emotionally consistent, generating a spell-binding hiatus point at the narrative climax of Jesus’ death.” Clive O’Connell, The Age – January 2015.
Daniel is also known for his performances with his identical twin brother Matthew Thomson. Together they have received numerous positive reviews for their performances – particularly of Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers:
“Daniel and Matthew made every note count, notably in an excellent Duo Seraphim” and “One of the stars of the opening concert, Daniel Thomson brought his reliable tenor to the mix.” Clive O’Connell, The Age – January 2014.
“Everything [Daniel] sang was characterised by singular musicianship, evenness of tone and great control. A more perfect match could not have been found when the brothers sang together in a most beautiful Duo Seraphim and an uncannily echoing Audi coelum. There is a substantial amount of music for the tenor soloists in the work and all of it was performed at an extraordinarily high standard.” Heather Leviston, classicmelbourne.com.au – November 2014
2015 is looking to be an exciting year. In April, Daniel will be going on tour to New Zealand to perform Monteverdi’s 1610 vespers. Daniel will be performing as the main tenor soloist alongside his brother Matthew. After the tour, Daniel will be moving his base to London in order to further his studies through private lessons and to pursue various performance projects.