Daniel Janca is a versatile percussionist and drummer engaged in an array of contemporary and classical genres as an avid collaborator & soloist.

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Currently Daniel's focus is on solo and duo projects and performing as a member of the highly acclaimed Concerto Budapest orchestra.

During the past ten years he had the privilage to develop through the invaluable experience of working with composers such as Steve Reich, David Lang, Péter Eötvös, Helmut Lachenmann, orchestras and conductors including Concerto Budapest directed by András Keller, the Budapest Festival Orchestra led by Iván Fischer, the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra with Zoltán Kocsis, moreover ensembles like the Amadinda Percussion Group, Ju Percussion Group, and the PASIC All-Star International Percussion Ensemble with Michael Burritt. He was a member of the Budafok Dohnányi Orchestra for 5 years.

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Most recently Daniel was awarded the Annie Fischer Scholarship of the Ministry of Human Resources of Hungary for the second time, endorsing several solo and chamber music concerts between 2017 and 2019. Previously he was supported by Budafok Government, MOL & New Europe Foundation, Bank of China, Liszt Academy Budapest and the PAS Armand Zildjian scholarship.

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As a sophomore he won the Italy Percussive Arts Society's (PAS) 2012 International Percussion Competition’s Timpani category in Fermo, Italy. Concluding 15 years of percussion and 4 years of jazz studies, including masterclasses at Northwestern University (USA) and Croatia Drum Camp, Daniel graduated from the Liszt Academy, Budapest, studying with Zoltán Rácz and Szabolcs Joó.

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