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Daniel Shao


Philharmonia Orchestra

London Symphony Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra  
Scottish Ballet
Northern Ballet
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Opera North
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

London Mozart Players
London Sinfonietta
Oxford Philharmonic
London Chamber Orchestra
National Symphony Orchestra
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
Bergen Philharmonic
Britten Sinfonia
English Chamber Orchestra
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Orchestral Training     
European Union Youth Orchestra
Britten-Pears Orchestra 
Lucerne Festival Academy   

Associate Member 2019-21 (50% 2nd Flute)
Trial for Principal Piccolo (Jan 2022 - Dec 2022)

Trial for Second Flute (Jan 2023-), Piccolo
Trial for Sub-Principal Flute (August 2023 - ongoing)
Trial for Principal Flute (April 2022-ongoing)
Trial for Principal Flute (Dec 2022-ongoing)
Trial for Principal Flute (Jan 2022 - April 2023)
Trial for Second Flute (April 2022-April 2023)
Trial for Principal Piccolo (December 2018 – July 2021)

Principal Flute
Principal Flute, Principal Piccolo
Principal Flute, Principal Piccolo, Second Flute
Principal Flute
Principal Flute, Piccolo
Second Flute
Second Flute, Piccolo
Principal Piccolo, Second Flute

Principal Piccolo, Flute
Principal Piccolo, Flute
Principal Piccolo, Flute
Principal Piccolo, Second Flute
Second Flute
Principal Piccolo, Second Flute

Full Member (Principal Piccolo) 2018
Member 2017
Fellow 2017

Chamber Orchestra of London (COOL Sessions), Collaboration / improv with Ben Frost for 1812 (Netflix),
Solo flute for Anna Meredith film soundtrack ‘The End We Start From’

Adjudicator for National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, British Flute Society Competitions, University of Oxford. Live Music Now and Concordia Foundation Artist, trained for work in hospitals, SEN Schools, and care homes. Given Flute and ensemble classes at Universities of Oxford, Leeds, Canterbury Christchurch, and Leicester.

Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist 2024 (Making Music UK)
Founding Member of Tangram: Associate Ensemble at LSO St Luke’s, recipients of Jerwood Live Work Fund
Countess of Munster Recital Scheme Artist. Recitals at Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, major halls in China
Concertos with Czech National Symphony, Oxford Philharmonic, Orchestra of the Swan
BBC Radio 3 Chamber Music Broadcasts with Nicholas Daniel, Laura Van Der Heijden, Anna Tillbrook
Euroflute and Tampere International Flute Competitions
 Finalist 2021
Royal Overseas League Competition
British Flute Society Young Artist Competition
 1st Prize Wind and Brass Category 2024
 1st Prize Winner 2018
Oxford Philharmonic Senior Concerto Compeition
 1st Prize 2014
BBC Young Musician of the Year
 Wind Finalist 2014 (BBC TV Broadcast)

Classic FM 30 under 30 List 2023
RAM Chris Taylor Flute Award, Alumni Development Award for Outstanding Studentship
Hattori Senior Award · Felsenstein Award · Countess of Munster Award · Joan Conway Scholarship
Royal Philharmonic Society ‘Enterprise Award’ for online etude guides during Coronavirus
Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Nomination with Tangra

Royal Academy of Music (MA), Distinction and DipRAM for Outstanding Final Recital 2016 - 2018
LRAM teaching Diploma (Distinction) Professors: Samuel Coles, Pat Morris, June Scott
Oxford University (BA Music), First Class 2013 - 2016. Professors: Kate Hill, Gitte Marcusson
Masterclasses: Emmanuel Pahud, Andrea Lieberknecht, Sophie Cherrier, Emily Beynon, Kersten McCall

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Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute, Piccolo