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Daniil Margulis - Double Bass


Born in Ankara-Turkey in 2000 Turkish Double Bassist Daniil Margulis is the Grand Prize winner of the 8th International Caspian Artist competition as well as a Finalist in the 2017 Silk Street Sinfonia Young Soloist Competition in London. He made his public debut aged 7 when he gave a solo performance on Turkish "NTV". After finishing his studies at the Bilkent University Music and Ballet school he went on to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School on a full scholarship with Professor Caroline Emery with whom he continues to study at the Royal College of Music on a full scholarship.

He has many solo performances to his credit as well as a substantial orchestral repertoire. He has been the principal Double Bassist of the RCMJD Symphony Orchestra, YMS String Orchestra and the Ankara and Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestras as well as visiting tutti member of Bilkent Symphony Orchestra playing under conductors such as Peter Stark, Gurer Aykal, Oscar Colomina i Bosch and Elşad Bagirov as well as being a member of TURKSOY Youth Chamber Orchestra with whom he toured the Balkan States.
Chamber Music highlights include a collaboration with Emmanuel Despax on BBC Radio 3 "In Tune" as well as being invited to the 8th International Cappadocia Chamber Music Festival for J.S Bach's 333rd Birthday Celebrations in 2018. Keen performer of contemporary music, Daniil has performed at the London Sinfonietta "Contemporary Music for All" event held in Queen Mary University in London.

He has toured Spain and Switzerland with the YMS String Orchestra performing in venues such as "Juan March Foundation, Auditoria de Zaragoza, Conservatorio Superior de Valencia, Pablo Casals Auditoria and the Saanen Church within the Gstaad Menuhin Festival. He has performed in countries such as England, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Bosnia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Turkey. He has shared the stage with acclaimed musicians such as Viktor Tretyakov, Rebekka Hartmann, Gulsin Onay and Emmanuel Despax.
Daniil has worked with teachers such as Paul Ellison, David Allen Moore, Ira Gold and Enrico Fagone. He plays on a 1994 "Quenoil" copy made by Horst Grunert. He is kindly supported by Talent Unlimited.

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submission June 2021