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Dan Whibley

Daniel is co-principal double bass in the BBC Philharmonic. This full time position involves recording for radio and television as well as performing all over the world.

 

Dan started playing the bass when he was 10 years old. He went to Chethams School of Music in Manchester before going on to study at the Royal Northern College of Music.

 

His first job was with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. During this time, he took time out to study at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada where he had lessons with Edgar Meyer, a famous classical and bluegrass bassist.

 

Eventually, Dan moved back to England where he and Rachel settled in Glossop with their two boys. Dan spent a few years with the Hallé orchestra before getting his current job with the BBC.

 

It has been said that, at 7 feet, Dan is the tallest bass player in the world!

 

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