Daniel Janca is a versatile young musician playing percussion, timpani and drums in a wide array of genres from classical to contemporary across jazz and popular music.
As an engaged chamber musician he worked with some of the most prominent composers, Steve Reich, David Lang, Péter Eötvös and Helmut Lachenmann, played with superior musicians Sergei Nakariakov, Jeroen Berwaerts, Tamás Pálfalvi, Alina Pogostkina, Michael Burritt and György Vukán, in addition to ensembles including the Amadinda Percussion Group, Ju Percussion Group, PASIC All-Star International Percussion Ensemble, Synergy Vocals and Accord Quartet.
In symphony orchestras he played under conductors Iván Fischer in the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Zoltán Kocsis in the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra and Kobayashi Ken-Ichiro, Yuri Simonov, moreover appeared alongside José Carreras, Miklós Perényi, Kristóf Baráti, Elena Stikhina, Kálmán Oláh, Joshua Redman, Ian Gillan and Michel Legrand in several other professional orchestras. He is percussionist and assistant timpanist of the Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok since 2013.
He played in concerts at venues including Carnegie Hall (New York), Liszt Academy (Budapest), Konzerthaus (Vienna), Stadtcasino (Basel), Stefaniensaal (Graz), Alte Oper (Frankfurt), Hungarian State Opera (Budapest), Lisinski Hall (Zagreb), National Center for Performing Arts (Beijing) and the world’s premier percussion festival, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in San Antonio, TX, USA.
Daniel won 1. prize at the Italy Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Competition's Timpani Category in Fermo, Italy, 2012, and 2. prize at the Hungarian National Percussion Competition in Budapest, 2009. He received the prestigious Annie Fischer Scholarship in 2017 and was previously nominated for the Gundel Award and received several scholarships since 2011 by MOL & New Europe Foundation, Bank of China, Liszt Academy of Music (Budapest) and the Avedis Zildjian Company PASIC 2015 Scholarship.
He graduated from the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary, where he studied classical percussion with Zoltán Rácz and Szabolcs Joó. He took drum masterclasses with legendary Steve Gadd & Horacio Hernandez & John Riley at Croatia Drum Camp, percussion with New York Philharmonic's Principal Percussionist Christopher Lamb & Vadim Karpinos & She-e Wu at Northwestern University’s Percussion Symposium (Evanston, IL, USA) in addition to Dave Weckl, Gergo Borlai, Gordon Stout, Marc Damoulakis and Pedro Carneiro.