Biography

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 Daniel also furthered his study abroad at the Dartington International Summer School in the UK where he took part in masterclasses with Dame Emma Kirkby, Yvonne Minton and Matthew Rose. He hopes to repeat this in 2014 with a particular focus on the performance of Evangelist roles and music of the Baroque era.

Currently, Daniel is Senior Choral Scholar at Newman College and Assistant Director of the Old Cathedral Voices of St James’ Old Cathedral. Daniel also teaches voice privately and at St Michael’s Grammar School. 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 and closing concerts of the 2014 Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival. He was well received, with two complementary reviews in The Age newspaper: “Daniel and Matthew [Daniel’s twin brother] 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 – January 2014.