Daniel Thorell


Daniel Thorell is a cellist from Stockholm, Sweden. Though only 25-years old he has already had great success as a soloist and chamber musician, both nationally and internationally. Praised for his mature and expressive music making he is currently regarded as one of Scandinavias most promising young cellists. He is a first prize winner in none less than nine international competitions, most notably Rovere D'oro (2017) where he was also awarded gold medal. In may of 2019 he was a major prize winner in the 54th Markneukirchen International Cello Competition. He is also a laureate at the sixth season of La Classe d'Excellence de Violoncell, with prof. Gautier Capucon.

Born into a family of musicians, Daniel began playing the cello at the age of five. He made his debut as a soloist at the age of eleven, performing Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto in A minor with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Since then he has performed regularly as a soloist with orchestras around Sweden including the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. The season 18/19 included performances as a soloist playing Rococovariations, Schumann Cello Concerto and Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto, as well as chamber music in festivals around Scandinavia and Germany.

Daniel is also an experienced chamber musician and is since 2019 a member of the Norwegian based string quartet Opus13, which in 2022 was awarded second prize in the Banff international string quartet competition and has performed at festivals such as Kamermuziek festival Utrecht, Risør kammermusikkfest, Valdres sommersymfoni Midtåsen kulturfestival and many more. In 2021 they made their debut at the Oslo Quartet Series.

Daniel recently finished his soloist diploma studies at the Norweigan Academy of Music with prof. Torleif Thedéen and is often attending masterclasses around the world with a number of renowned professors including Jens-Peter Maintz, Danjulo Ishizaka, Maria Kliegel, Claudio Bohorquez, Antonio Meneses, amongst others. He is a recipient of numerous scholarships from foundations such as SWEA International Scholarship for the arts and the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.