Trodden, Daniel

Daniel Trodden was appointed Principal Tubist of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in 2011. Born and raised in Splott, Cardiff, he studied with Matthew Thistlewood whilst at Glantâf Welsh Comprehensive School, before attending the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of Patrick Harrild.


Since graduating in 2006, he has played with many of the UK's leading orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Welsh National Opera, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. During this time he has played under the batons of such conducting luminaries as Sir Simon Rattle, Esa Pekka Salonen, Valery Gergiev and the late Sir Colin Davis, whilst internationally he has performed with the Mariisnsky Theatre Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra of India. 

As a chamber musician he has played in the London Sinfonietta, London Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet and Welsh National Opera Brass Consort, whilst studio work has seen him record with These New Puritans, The Leisure Society and Paul Weller.