Award Name : The Queen's Medal for Music
Year of Award : 2011
Award for : Music
Location : London, England, United Kingdom
Nicholas Daniel is a British oboist and conductor. In 2003 he was
appointed Artistic Director of the Leicester International Music Festival. He
was born on 9 January 1962 in London. He was educated at Salisbury Cathedral
School and the Purcell School.
Nicholas Daniel’s long and distinguished career began when, at the age of 18, he won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition and went on to win further competitions in Europe. As one of the UK’s most distinguished soloists as well as a highly successful conductor, he has become an important ambassador for music and musicians in many different fields. In recognition of this, he was recently awarded the prestigious Queen’s Medal for Music.