Daniel Parkinson

Associate Conductor

Daniel was appointed as Associate Conductor of Northern Ballet in July 2019. In his previous role as Assistant Music Director, he embarked on national tours of ballets by David Nixon OBE, Cathy Marston, Kenneth Tindall, Daniel de Andrade and Jean-Christophe Maillot. In 2018, Daniel conducted performances of Concerto and Las Hermanas (with guest artist Zenaida Yanowsky) to critical acclaim, as part of A Celebration of Sir Kenneth MacMillan. More recently, he recorded the score for Puss in Boots, a ballet for children, which was subsequently broadcast on BBC Two and CBeebies.

Daniel made his debut with Scottish Ballet as a Guest Conductor for Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella in 2019. His work for Scottish Ballet continues with productions of The Crucible, with choreography by Helen Pickett, and The Snow Queen.

Daniel studied Orchestral Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music with Clark Rundell and Mark Heron. He has taken part in masterclasses with Sir Mark Elder, Juanjo Mena, Mark Stringer, Nicolás Pasquet and Johannes Schlaefi. He conducted Manchester Camerata in 2015 as part of the MBNA Chester Music Festival and has been an Assistant Conductor to the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Rambert. Daniel was the Cover & Off-Stage Conductor for The Royal Ballet’s critically acclaimed production of The Winter’s Tale in 2016 and 2018.