Daniel's Beard is a chamber ensemble made up of some of Scotland's top musicians and based in Glasgow's West End. In partnership with Four Acres Charitable Trust, Daniel's Beard has a performance residency in The Cottier Theatre, Hyndland, where the group puts on regular concerts featuring music that is at the core of the chamber music repertoire alongside lesser known gems that they discover along the way... The name of the ensemble is taken from the portrait of pioneering designer Daniel Cottier, which hangs in the bar at The Cottier Theatre.
With a core membership of violin, viola, clarinet, horn, cello and piano players, alongside regular guest players, Daniel's Beard appears in a myriad of different line ups, and bases all music making around the idea of chamber music being the 'music of friends', as the musical equivalent of 'rational people conversing'.
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