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 collaborated with leading composers Steve Reich, David Lang and Péter Eötvös, superior musicians György Vukán, Sergei Nakariakov, Jeroen Berwaerts, Tamás Pálfalvi, Alina Pogostkina and Michael Burritt in addition to ensembles including the Amadinda Percussion Group, Ju Percussion Group and the PASIC All-Star International Percussion Ensemble.
In symphony orchestras he played under conductor Iván Fischer in the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Zoltán Kocsis in the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra and with José Carreras, Miklós Perényi, Kristóf Baráti, 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.
Venues of these performances included 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 was nominated for the Gundel Award in 2014 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 is a graduate of 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.