Dániel Janca

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About Dániel

Dániel Janca is a multifaceted percussionist and drummer performing worldwide.

Dániel Janca is a multifaceted percussionist and drummer. His solo concert programs range from adaptations of Baroque music to choreographed body-percussion and improvised electroacoustic music with live visualization. Dániel’s electroacoustic project is SUPERSONIC, marked by his creative, out-of-the-box approach to designing music events. As a soloist, he recently performed at the 2023 Taiwan International Percussion Convention (TIPC) and at the House of Music in Budapest, featuring a post-concert presentation. Dániel performs percussion concertos and records contemporary pieces as well. An avid collaborator, he established a duo with flutist Rebeka Drahos, co-founded Quantum percussion group in Budapest, and is a frequent guest artist with other chamber groups and ensembles. In addition to performance, Dániel is composing, teaching and conducting doctoral research. His research topic at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest is „Adaptations of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music for percussion, considering Bach’s own adaptations“. Dániel formally studied percussion for over 15 years and jazz drum for over 4 years. This includes percussion performance and pedagogy degrees at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, as well as numerous masterclasses worldwide, highlighted by Northwestern University’s Percussion Symposium in Evanston, Illinois, and the Croatia Drum Camp. Both as a soloist and in partnerships, the music Dániel is involved in is often characterized as innovative and experimental, either for its structure, instrumentation, acoustics, extended techniques, or possibly even a symbiosis with other art forms. Being well-versed in contemporary genres, new music and enhancing his literacy in early music serves Dániel’s dual pursuit of pioneering and nourishing traditions.

Dániel's Reviews

From customers:

Ila O
1 year ago

"Dániel Janca, the sympathetic soloist, approached the various percussion instruments positioned in front of the orchestra with confidence" ... (original: "A szimpatikus fiatal szólista, Janca Dániel magabiztosan közelítette meg a zenekar előtt elhelyezett sokféle ütőalkalmatosságot, ...")

Ila O
1 year ago

" ... he [Dániel Janca, soloist] never for a moment abdicated the central role – for the piece was written for him by the composer who was present at the premiere performance. The percussion artist played on eight different instruments, ..." (original: ... "egy pillanatra sem engedte ki kezéből a központi szerepet – nemhiába, kifejezetten neki írta az ősbemutatón jelenlevő szerző a darabot. Nyolc különböző hangszeren játszott az ütőművész," ...)

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Dániel's Song list

Classical music (Bach, Debussy, Couperin, Telemann, Vivaldi, Paganini and more)
Contemporary classical music
Contemporary jazz
Contemporary electroacoustic music
In solo, or in duo (e.g. with flute, voice, trumpet), or in groups.
Johann Sebastian Bach - Cello suites on marimba
Johann Sebastian Bach - Duetti on marimba and flute
Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin sonatas on marimba
Johann Sebastian Bach - Trio sonata on flute, vibraphone, piano
Spanish guitar music on marimba
Jacob Druckman - Reflections on the nature of water (marimba)
Emma O'Halloran - How sweet the thought of you as infinite (marimba + digital effects)
Compagnie Kahlua - Ceci n'est pas une balle (chroeography, body-percussion, audio)
Aurél Holló - Cricket Tala (vibraphone, midi-keyboard, percussion, voice, audio)
Gene Koshinski duo's on percussion on flute (flute, cajon, maracas)
David Lang duo on percussion and piccolo (piccolo, woodblocks)
Casey Cangelosi - Bad Touch (musical theater - choreography, audio, special lights)
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Creativity, uniqueness, novelty, versatility, dynamism.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Prestigious venues worldwide e.g. Carnegie Hall (New York), Alte Oper (Frankfurt), Maison de la Radio et de la Musique (Paris), National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) (Beijing), Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) (USA), Sopron Drum Fest. (Sopron), Taiwan International Percussion Convention (TIPC) (Taipei National Concert Hall)

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

JohannSebastianBach,BélaBartók,SteveReich, KristófBaráti,SergeyMalov,DittaRohmann, DaveWeckl,TommyEmmanuel,DavidGaribaldi,BradMehldau,AndrásSchiff,KeithJarrett,HeleneGrimaud,OlivierMessiaen,Gl.Gould,WesMontgomery,Corrs,AphexTwin,LuisMiguel,CraigDavid,ToriKelly,AttilaKökény,AndyMcKee,AlterBridge,JaneMonheit,LaraFabian,ChuckLoeb,DomenicoScarlatti,MichaelGordon

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Solo concert at Taiwan International Percussion Convention (TIPC) 2023 (Taipei National Concert Hall).

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Just let me know and every effort will be made to find a solution.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Unfortunately, no, due to the musical profile of my performances.

How much time do you need to set up?

Setup duration depends on the program we agree to be performed. Generally it is around 60 minutes but can take anywhere from 30 to 120 minutes.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

I can send a program proposal for your event and will note in the proposal how much room there is for modifications, should they be requested.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Depends on the program performed. I always include all requests when providing a proposal for a venue, sometimes including instrument and tech requests, so you will have the possibility to review everything before making any commitments.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes. I can send a program proposal for your event and will note in the proposal how much room there is for modifications, including specific requests for pieces.
Contemporary classical, Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Swing, Gospel, Avant garde, Experimental, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Noise music, Pop, Funk, Funk rock, Rock, Alternative rock, Drum 'n' Bass, Jungle, Classical, Baroque, Early music, Christmas
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Event types:
Concert, Virtual event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Transcription, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Live looping, Instrumental teaching
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