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    Daniel Janca is a versatile young musician playing percussion, timpani and drums. He is percussionist of the Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok since 2013 and has already worked and performed with leading artists including Steve Reich, David Lang, Péter Eötvös, Miklós Perényi, Zoltán Kocsis, Iván Fischer, Kristóf Baráti, Kálmán Oláh, Joshua Redman, György Vukán, Sergei Nakariakov, Alina Pogostkina and Michael Burritt, with ensembles and orchestras such as the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Amadinda Percussion Group, Ju Percussion Group and the PASIC All-Star International Percussion Ensemble.

    He performed at prominent venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall (New York), Liszt Academy (Budapest), Konzerthaus (Vienna), Stadtcasino (Basel), Stefaniensaal (Graz), Alte Oper (Frankfurt), Hungarian State Opera (Budapest) and at the world’s premier percussion festival, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in San Antonio, TX, USA, in 2015.
    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 received his Bachelor and Master diplomas in classical percussion from the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary, where he studied with Zoltán Rácz and Szabolcs Joó and took masterclasses with Steve Gadd & Horacio Hernandez & John Riley at Croatia Drum Camp, with 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.
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