Daniel Trodden was born in Cardiff in 1983 and began playing tuba at the age of eleven, taking lessons with Matthew Thistlewood.
He continued his studies at the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of Patrick Harrild, and upon graduation in 2006, began a varied freelance career playing with the UK's top symphony, opera and ballet orchestras, in addition to working with artists such as Paul Weller and These New Puritans.
Daniel has been Principal Tuba of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales since 2011 and continues to enjoy a busy freelance schedule across the UK. In recent years, he has recorded solo works for tuba, including Thea Musgrave’s ‘Loch Ness - A Postcard from Scotland’ for Lyrita.
A member of the Faculty at Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama since 2014, he recently joined the Royal College of Music team in 2021.
Faculties / departments: Brass