Dan Shilladay read music
at the University of Birmingham,
where he studied composition
with Vic Hoyland and viola with Christopher Yates,
before completing a masters degree
in contemporary music Dan studies at the University of York
with John Stringer (conducting and analysis) and
Clare Barwick (modern and baroque viola).
During a further year of study at
the Royal College of Music in London with
Susie Mészáros and Annette Isserlis,
Dan was one of 21 period instrument performers selected for
of the Age of Enlightenment Scheme for Young Players,
and was also invited by Martyn Brabbins
to perform with the Cheltenham Festival Academy.
Dan is now a London based freelance musician,
and in addition to being a member
of the 2008 Southbank Sinfonia, performs with,
among others, the OAE,
the English Chamber Orchestra
and the English Baroque Soloists,
with whom he participated in the recent
Covent Garden production of
Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera.
Alongside period instrument performance,
he is especially interested in contemporary music,
and has played in the York and Cheltenham festivals.