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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.
2017

Budapest Operetta Theatre Orchestra
Teatro Sociale | Bergamo, Italy

January 1


Budapest Operetta Theatre Orchestra
Sala Verdi del Conservatorio di Milano | Milano, Italy

January 1


Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Budapest, Hungary
January 6, 7, 8

José Carreras & Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Budapest Arena | Budapest, Hungary
January 20

Golden Ball | Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Pesti Vigadó | Budapest, Hungary

January 21


Ditta Rohmann & Gergely Madaras & Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Liszt Academy | Budapest, Hungary

January 28


Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra
Nagykanizsa, Hungary

February 8


Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra
Palace of Arts | Budapest, Hungary

February 9


Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra
Kodály Center | Pécs, Hungary

February 10


Danubia Orchestra
Liszt Academy | Budapest, Hungary
February 15

Studio 5 Composer’s Night
Liszt Academy | Budapest, Hungary
February 19

Bernstein, Chichester Psalms | Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Liszt Academy | Budapest, Hungary

February 25


Cinemusic | Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Kodály Center | Pécs, Hungary

February 28


Cinemusic | Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Budapest, Hungary
March 3

National Radio Orchestra Hungary | Christian Schumann
Palace of Arts | Budapest, Hungary
March 9


Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Budapest, Hungary
March 10

Koncz Zsuzsa | Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Budapest Arena | Budapest, Hungary
March 11

Gergely Dubóczky & Medic Orchestra | Charity concert
Liszt Academy | Budapest, Hungary

March 19


National Radio Orchestra Hungary
Liszt Academy | Budapest, Hungary

March 20


National Radio Orchestra Hungary
Székesfehérvár, Hungary
March 22

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Liszt Academy | Budapest, Hungary

March 25


National Radio Orchestra Hungary
Kodály Centre | Pécs, Hungary

March 27


Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Budapest, Hungary
March 31

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Palace of Arts | Budapest, Hungary
April 2

Annie Fischer Scholarship Award Ceremony
Liszt Academy | Budapest, Hungary

April 3


Alföldi Róbert - Passió XXI
Budapest Arena

April 9


Concerto Budapest & Attila Sztan
Liszt Academy | Budapest, Hungary

April 10


Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Palace of Arts | Budapest, Hungary
April 12

Presenting the 2017 Awardees of the Annie Fischer Scholarship”
Budapest Spring Festival

April 20


Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Liszt Academy | Budapest, Hungary
April 23

Budapest Festival Orchestra | Chamber Music
Hungary
May 2, 3, 4

Conductor Exam
Liszt Academy | Budapest, Hungary
May 10

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Budapest, Hungary
May 20

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Liszt Academy | Budapest, Hungary

May 21


Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Hungarian National Opera | Budapest, Hungary

May 29


Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Hungarian National TV | Budapest, Hungary
June 2

Solo Concert | Annie Fischer Scholarship Concert No. 2.
Glass Hall, Palace of Arts | Budapest, Hungary

June 10


Budapest Festival Orchestra | Chamber Music
Hungary
June 15, 16, 21

Levente Gyöngyösi premiere | Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Miskolc, Hungary
June 24

National Radio Orchestra Hungary
Ravello Festival
Belvedere di Villa Rufolo | Ravello, Italy

July 1
2016

Budapest Festival Orchestra
Palace of Arts | Budapest, Hungary
September 23, 24, 26

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Budapest, Hungary
September 30

MOL & New Europe Foundation
Millenáris Park | Budapest, Hungary
October 1

Lakatos György | Children’s concert
Budapest Music Center
October 2

Budapest Festival Orchestra
NCPA | Beijing, China
October 6

Budapest Festival Orchestra | Chamber Music
Cserdi, Hungary
October 15

Orfeo Orchestra
Tarnow, Poland
October 19

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Budapest, Hungary
October 22

Tamás Pálfalvi & Jeroen Berwaerts
Liszt Academy | Budapest, Hungary
October 26

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Budapest, Hungary
October 28

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Palace of Arts | Budapest, Hungary
October 31

Dés László - The Hanged
Hungarian National Gallery | Budapest, Hungary

November 4


Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Liszt Academy | Budapest, Hungary
November 5

Ian Gillan
Budapest Arena | Budapest, Hungary

November 8

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Palace of Arts | Budapest, Hungary
November 12, 13

Danubia Orchestra
La Maison de la Radio France | Paris, France
November 15

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok | Chamber Orchestra
Budapest, Hungary
November 19

Gigi Radics & Lisa Gerrard & Havasi
Wiener Stadthalle | Vienna, Austria
November 26

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Palace of Arts | Budapest, Hungary
November 28

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Budapest Congress Center | Budapest, Hungary
November 30

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok & Academy of Drama and Film
Palace of Arts | Budapest, Hungary

December 4


Leona Lewis & Havasi & Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Budapest Arena | Budapest, Hungary
December 10

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Liszt Academy | Budapest, Hungary
December 18

Budapest Operetta Theatre Orchestra
Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine | Udine, Italy
December 31
contact@danieljanca.com
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