Daniel Elyar is an active performer and recording artist and has specialized in baroque performance practice in Europe and North America for more than twenty years. Mr. Elyar has performed and recorded with Tafelmusik, the Utrecht Baroque Consort, Concerto d’Amsterdam, Teatro Lirico, Concerto Palatino, Les Arts Florissants, the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, the New York Collegium, The King’s Noyse, The Newbury Consort, Ensemble REBEL (NYC), NY State Baroque, Tempesta di Mare, Washington Bach Consort, the Bach Festival of Philadelphia, Clarion Players and Choir (NYC) and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra on Wall street. Mr. Elyar is happily a founding member of the Franklin Quartet, the Delaware Valley’s only Period Instrument string quartet. Mr. Elyar has taught for over fifteen years at the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia and is full-time faculty staff.
From 2014 to 2016 Mr. Elyar directed the Renaissance Collegium at Temple University.
Mr. Elyar holds a Bachelor of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Artist’s Diploma from the Sweelinck Conservatory (Amsterdam) and a Masters of Music from the Royal Conservatory (the Hague). Some of Mr. Elyar’s teachers are Heidi Castleman, Sigiwald Kuijken, Lucy van Dael, Elizabeth Wallfisch, and Monica Huggett. Mr. Elyar has performed under the baton of directors such as Andrew Parrott, Gustav Leonhardt, Ton Koopman, and William Christie. Mr Elyar has recorded for Chandos, Naxos, ELECTRA, ATMA, Musica Omnia, for which he was nominated for a Grammy for his work, and Hungarton labels.