Paul Daniel was born in Birmingham. As a boy, he sang in the choir of Coventry Cathedral, where he received musical training. He attended King's College, Cambridge, where he studied music. After graduation he went on to learn conducting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where his teachers included Sir Adrian Boult and Sir Edward Downes.
In 1982, he received a position on the musical staff of the English National Opera, remaining there until 1987. In the late 1980s, he was Musical Director of a number of amateur choirs, including Wokingham Choral Society, often featuring his future wife, the soprano Joan Rodgers.
From 1987 to 1990, he was music director of Opera Factory. From 1990 to 1997, he was Musical Director of Opera North and Principal Conductor of the English Northern Philharmonia. He attracted attention for his work in neglected operas and newer repertory. The former included Dukas' Ariane et Barbe-bleue, Tippett's King Priam, Franz Schreker's Der Ferne Klang, Korngold's Violanta, and Britten's Gloriana. He conducted Opera North in its 1992 debut at The Proms with Boris Godunov. The latter included conducting the world premieres of Michael Berkeley's Baa, Baa, Black Sheep and Benedict Mason's Playing Away, which was premiered at the Munich Biennale and won awards for best production and design.
He became Music Director of English National Opera in September 1997 He encountered difficulty early in his tenure at ENO, with the departure of Dennis Marks as ENO's general director about a month after Daniel's own arrival. This forced Daniel unexpectedly to assume a more public role as the artistic face of the organization, until the arrival of Nicholas Payne as general director. One analysis of this situation was that this additional work distracted Daniel from developing a fuller rapport with the orchestra. In December 2003, Daniel announced his resignation from ENO at the end of his contract in 2005. In addition, towards the later part of his tenure, there were reports of clashes between Daniel and ENO artistic director Sean Doran. He expressed concerns about the future of ENO in an April 2005 interview with The Guardian, which led to ENO's Director of Marketing, Ian McKay, booing Daniel at the conductor's last performance as ENO music director. His work at ENO included the world premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's The Silver Tassie, which ENO and Daniel recorded for commercial release.
Daniel first guest-conducted the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) in 1995, and returned in April 2006. In May 2007, he was named the WASO's next Principal Conductor, effective as of January 2009, with an initial contract through December 2011. In November 2010, the WASO announced the extension of Daniel's contract as principal conductor through December 2013, at which time he concluded his WASO tenure.
Daniel became principal guest conductor of the Real Filharmonía de Galicia (Santiago de Compostela) in 2007. In January 2012, he was named the orchestra's next principal conductor and artistic adviser, as of January 2013, with an initial contract of 3 years. In July 2012, the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine (ONBA) announced the appointment of Daniel as its next music director, effective with the 2013–2014 season. He had previously guest-conducted the ONBA in 2006 and 2011. In May 2017, the ONBA announced the extension of Daniel's contract through 2021.
His honours include receiving an Olivier Award in February 1998 for outstanding achievement in opera, and a Gramophone Award in 1999 for his English music series on Naxos Records. He was awarded the CBE in the 2000 New Year’s Honours list. In September 2005, Daniel conducted the Last Night of the Proms for the first time.
Daniel has two daughters from his past marriage to opera singer Joan Rodgers. The marriage ended in divorce. His commercial recordings, which include performances with Rodgers, are featured on a number of record labels, including Chandos, Naxos, Linn, and Aeon.
| Music Director, Opera North
Elgar Howarth (Music Advisor)
| Music Director, English National Opera
| Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser, Real Filharmonía de Galicia
| Music Director, Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine
Paul Daniel "Ace" Frehley (; born April 27, 1951) is an American musician and songwriter best known as the original lead guitarist, occasional lead vocalist and co-founding member of the rock band Kiss. He invented the persona of The Spaceman (a.k.a. Space Ace) and played with the group from its inception in 1973 until his departure in 1982. After leaving Kiss, Frehley embarked on a solo career, which was put on hold when he rejoined Kiss in 1996 for a highly successful reunion tour.
Frehley's second tenure with Kiss lasted until 2002, when he left at the conclusion of what was originally purported to be the band's Farewell Tour. His most recent solo album, Spaceman, was released on October 19, 2018. Guitar World magazine ranked him as the 14th Greatest Metal Guitarist of All Time. Outside Kiss, Frehley had commercial success, with his first solo album going platinum. His first album with his "Frehley's Comet" band was also a big seller. Frehley is also known for the use of many "special effects" guitars, including a Gibson Les Paul guitar that emits smoke from the neck humbucker pickup and produces spinning pyrotechnics, and a custom Les Paul that emits light based on song tempo.Gheorghe Hagi
Gheorghe "Gică" Hagi (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈɡe̯orɡe ˈhad͡ʒi] (listen); born 5 February 1965) is a Romanian former professional footballer, considered one of the best attacking midfielders in Europe during the 1980s and '90s and the greatest Romanian footballer of all time. Galatasaray fans called him "Comandante" ("The Commander") and Romanians call him "Regele" ("The King"). He is currently the owner and manager of Viitorul Constanța.
Nicknamed "The Maradona of the Carpathians", Hagi is considered a hero in his homeland. He was named Romanian Footballer of the Year seven times, and is regarded as one of the best football players of his generation. As a creative advanced playmaker, he was renowned for his dribbling, technique, vision, passing and finishing.Hagi played for the Romanian national team in three FIFA World Cups, in 1990, 1994 (where he was named in the World Cup All-Star Team) and 1998; as well as in three UEFA European Championships, in 1984, 1996 and 2000. He won a total of 125 caps for Romania, ranked second after Dorinel Munteanu, and is the joint leading goalscorer (alongside Adrian Mutu) with 35 goals.
In November 2003, to celebrate UEFA's Jubilee, Hagi was selected as the Golden Player of Romania by the Romanian Football Federation as their most outstanding player of the past 50 years. In 2004, he was named by Pelé as one of the 125 Greatest Living Footballers at a FIFA Awards Ceremony. He was listed at number 25 in World Soccer Magazine's list of the 100 greatest players of the 20th century. Hagi is one of the few footballers to have played for both Spanish rival clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona FC.
In 2009, Hagi founded Romanian club Viitorul Constanța. He is currently both owner and chairman of the club. Hagi also established the Gheorghe Hagi Football Academy, one of the largest and most successful football academies in Southeastern Europe.Joan Rodgers
Joan Rodgers C.B.E. (Cleator Moor, 1956) is an English operatic soprano. She was married to the conductor Paul Daniel.Malaysia National Basketball League
The Malaysia National Basketball League (Petronas-Molten Malaysia National Basketball League for sponsorship reason), often abbreviated to the MNBL, was the pre-eminent men's basketball league in Malaysia, organised by the Malaysia Basketball Association (MABA). The competition started as Malaysian Basketball League (MBL) in 1981. In 2002, MABA appointed Mr. Tan Kee Hian (simplified Chinese: 陈其贤; traditional Chinese: 陳其賢; pinyin: chén qí xián) to handle the competition and changed the league's name to Malaysia National Basketball League (MNBL).
MNBL commissioner Tan Kee Hian announced on 24 July 2011, after the grand final of 2011 MNBL, that they would take a break from the privately owned national league “after 10 years of struggling to keep the league afloat due to the lack of sponsors and teams”. However, the Malaysia Basketball Association (MABA) have promised to step in next year to keep the tournament alive.Opera North
This is about the British organisation; for the unrelated American one, see Opera North (U.S.A.).
Opera North is an English opera company based in Leeds. The company's home theatre is the Leeds Grand Theatre, but it also presents regular seasons in several other cities, at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham, the Lowry Centre, Salford Quays and the Theatre Royal, Newcastle. The Company's orchestra, the Orchestra of Opera North, regularly performs and records in its own right. Operas are performed either in English translation or in the original language of the libretto, in the latter case usually with surtitles.
The major funders of Opera North include Arts Council England and, in Yorkshire, Leeds City Council, West Yorkshire Grants, North Yorkshire County Council, and East Riding of Yorkshire Council.Orchestra of Opera North
The Orchestra of Opera North (or English Northern Philharmonia as recording name) is the orchestra that plays for the English opera company, Opera North.
It was founded as the English Northern Philharmonia, and changed its name during the period when Steven Sloane was Opera North's Music Director. Since the Royal Scottish National Orchestra ceased to play for Scottish Opera, the OON is the only orchestra in Britain which performs throughout the year in concert halls as well as opera houses.
The orchestra made a number of recordings for Naxos Records under former Opera North Music Directors Paul Daniel and David Lloyd-Jones.Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine
The Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine (ONBA) is a French symphony orchestra based in Bordeaux. Its principal concert venue is the Palais des sports. In addition to its regular symphony concerts, the ONBA serves as the accompanying orchestra for the Opéra National de Bordeaux and the Ballet of the Opéra National de Bordeaux. The ONBA also participates in such French music festivals as La Folle Journée (Nantes) and the Festival de La Roque-d'Anthéron. The ONBA receives financial support from the Mairie de Bordeaux, the French Ministry of Culture and the Conseil Régional d’Aquitaine (Regional Council of Aquitaine).
The ONBA has its historical roots in two instrumental ensembles based in Bordeaux. The first was the Orchestre de la Société Sainte-Cécile (Orchestra of the Saint Cecilia Society), established in 1853 by the conductor of the Grand-Théâtre de Bordeaux, Charles Mézeray. The second organisation dated from 1932, the Association des Professeurs du Conservatoire (Association of Professors of the Conservatoire), which Gaston Poulet, the director of the city's conservatory, established. In 1940, the two ensembles were essentially merged, under the direction of Poulet, to form the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire (Society of Conservatory Concerts). This ensemble worked also with the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux.
After World War II, Poulet stood down from the Conservatoire de Bordeaux and the orchestra. The orchestra was renamed the Orchestre Philharmonique de Bordeaux, and a new leader took over both the orchestra and the conservatory, Georges Carrère, who served until 1963. In 1963, Jacques Pernoo became the orchestra's director, and the orchestra changed names again, to the Orchestre Symphonique de Bordeaux. In 1972, the orchestra acquired another new name, the Orchestre de Bordeaux Aquitaine. In the wake of the "decentralisation" policies of Marcel Landowski in French music funding, the orchestra enhanced its regional activities. During the leadership of its then-music director, Roberto Benzi, the orchestra attained a strength of 95 musicians. With the subsequent music directorship of Alain Lombard, from 1988 to 1995, the orchestra received its current name, the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, and expanded to its present complement of around 120 musicians.
The ONBA's current music director is the British conductor Paul Daniel, starting with the 2013-2014 season. In May 2017, the ONBA announced the extension of Daniel's contract through 2021. Past principal guest conductors of the ONBA have included Yutaka Sado, from 1999 to 2004. The ONBA has made commercial recordings for such labels as Naxos Records, harmonia mundi, and Mirare.Parya language
Parya (Russian: Парья язык) is a Central Indo-Aryan language spoken in parts of Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan especially on Dushanbe city. Tajuzbeki (or Tadj-Uzbeki) was an alternative name coined by Bholanath Tivari for the same language. Much of the academic research in documenting and characterizing this isolated Indo-Aryan language was done by prominent Soviet linguist I. M. Oranski.Paul Advincula
Paul Daniel Jorda Advincula is a Filipino basketball coach. He recently served as head coach of the Malaysia national basketball team from 1999 to 2016.Paul Daniel Longolius
Paul Daniel Longolius (1 November 1704 – 24 February 1779) was the main editor of volumes 3 to 18 of Johann Heinrich Zedler's Grosses vollständiges Universal-Lexicon (an early encyclopedia) from 1733 to 1739, replacing Jacob August Franckenstein, who had edited the first two volumes. His successor was Carl Günther Ludovici.
He was born in Dresden and died in Hof.Paul Minick
Paul Daniel Minick (December 17, 1899 – December 22, 1978) was a guard in the National Football League (NFL). He played with the Buffalo Bisons during the 1927 NFL season before playing two seasons with the Green Bay Packers. During his time there he was a member of the 1929 Green Bay Packers that won the NFL Championship.Paul Smith (footballer, born 1979)
Paul Daniel Smith (born 17 December 1979) is an English football coach and former player is currently Head of Goalkeeper coaching at League Two club Colchester United.Paul Steckle
Paul Daniel Steckle (born May 10, 1942) is a former Canadian Member of Parliament for Huron—Bruce and a member of the Liberal Party of Canada.Paul Turnbull
Paul Daniel Turnbull (born 23 January 1989) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Stockport County.Paul Williams (Labour politician)
Paul Daniel Williams (born 23 August 1972) is a British Labour Party politician and general practitioner (GP). Since the 2017 general election, he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Stockton South.That's Another Song
"That's Another Song" is a song recorded by American country music artist Bryan White. It was released in October 1996 as the third single from the album Between Now and Forever. The song reached number 15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and peaked at number 10 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada. It was written by Jule Medders, Monty Powell, John Paul Daniel, and Doug Pincock.West Australian Symphony Orchestra
The West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) is an Australian symphony orchestra based in Perth, Western Australia. Its principal concert venue is the Perth Concert Hall. WASO also gives concerts at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. As of March 2012, WASO has a roster of 79 full-time musicians. The orchestra has an affiliated WASO Chorus. WASO currently presents over 170 performances per annum throughout the state.Willie Daniel
William Paul Daniel (November 10, 1937 – June 29, 2015) was an American football defensive back who played nine seasons in the NFL.