Daisy Jopling and the Daisy Jopling Band
The Daisy Jopling band play rock arrangements of great classical pieces, spiced up with some gypsy music, Irish folk music, tango and original compositions. Tours in the season 2014/15 include: Norway, China, Mexico, Sweden, Slovenia, Austria, Turkey, Japan and the US.
Classical/rock violinist Daisy Jopling was born in London, and now lives in NY. She has toured the world with her own band, the Daisy Jopling band (www.daisyjoplingband.com), and the creative string trio “Triology”.
Her solo work has included playing a concerto at the Royal Albert Hall in London at the age of 14, and playing before 30,000 people at the opening of the Vienna Festival in May 2004 and 2005.
Daisy has composed music for various ensembles which has been performed in major concert halls throughout the world, and premiered her own show “The String Pulse Experience” with her Band and 200 talented children at the Paramount Hudson Valley on April 5th, 2014.
She has participated in writing the music for many films, including arranging and recording with Triology the music of Hans Zimmer in Hollywood, “Spanglish” and “The Road to El Dorado”.
Since living in NY, Daisy has become passionate about music education, and is starting a free music program for children in the Hudson Valley, NY called “Ovation Music Project”: www.ovationmusicproject.org
In June 2013 she premiered Tristan Schulze’s “Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and Orchestra” with the Westchester Putnam Youth Orchestra, and often invites young talent to perform in her shows.
She has performed and toured with some of the world's leading musicians, including Joe Zawinul, Bobby McFerrin, Omara Portuondo, Julian Rachlin, Janine Jansen, Boris Grebenshikov, Shubha Mudgal and Wolfgang Muthspiel. Daisy has performed in many of the major Festivals and concert halls throughout the world, including Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center in New York, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Salzburger Festspiele, and the Edinburgh International Festival in Scotland.
In New York, Daisy performed at the United Nations Assembly Hall alongside Akon, Gilberto Gil, Ky-Mani Marley, Salif Keita, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Phylicia Rashad, Whoopi Goldberg and Carl Lewis. She has released her first solo album, "Key to the Classics", with the NYC producer Bojan Dugic.
Daisy's 2014/15 tours include Norway, Austria, Slovenia, England, Mexico and the US.
[photo credit: Andrea Peller]
Daisy and the Daisy Jopling Band, Hermosillo, Mexico
From the Press:
"Daisy Jopling plays classical music with the energy and spontaneity of a rock musician. She has a lyrical intensity that seems to reach inside you with each stroke of the bow."
- Tom Morris, Tony Awardee Best Director 2012 "War Horse"
"Sublimely gifted musician" - Time Out Magazine
"Brilliantly entertaining" - Evening Standard
"...dazzling us with her musicianship" - Independent on Sunday
"A lightening of the soul as the music fills the room" - What's On Magazine