France, Cognac Nouvelle-Aquitaine Viola
Marie-Sarah Daniel started playing the violin when she was 6 years old, after requesting it for three years. Five years later, she started playing the saxophone. In 2013, she finally specialised in viola studies. She joined the Pôle Supérieur de Paris and Boulogne-Billancourt a year later, before entering the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2018.
During her studies, she dedicated herself to orchestral practice and played various repertoire, from baroque composers, like Bach, to contemporary ones, like Moussa. Her many orchestra experiences made her travel through Europe, for example in Switzerland, Germany, Italy Romania, Ukraine but also in Oman and played with different orchestras, including the Paris Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. She did worldwide creations of Bechara El-Khoury’s works with the Orchestre des Jeunes d’Ile-de-France. In 2019, she participated to the spring and summer tour of the European Union Youth Orchestra.
Additionally, she invested herself in chamber music and did a lot of different group types, from duo to octet ensembles. In 2016 she created the Moïra String Trio with David Forest and Paola Bodin, and together they played various repertoires in various music venues, such as Paris Philharmonie great hall.
At only 23 years of age, Marie-Sarah Daniel already worked with reknown personalities, including Daniel Harding, Herbert Blomstedt, Garth Knox, James Gaffigan, the Debussy Quartet, the Wanderer Trio, the Penderecki Quartet, Petra Lang, Nicolas Dautricourt, and Felix Schwartz, Vasily Petrenko, Stéphane Denève, Nicolas Altstaedt, Andreas Ottensamer...