Daniël de Boer
My name is Daniël de Boer, I’m 27 years old. My journey of musical discovery started at a young age with the drums. Via guitar I eventually reached the contrabass. It was love at first sight, and at the moment I’m studying classical contrabass at Codarts in Rotterdam. The interest in light music, first awakened when playing drums, is still there. I play all sorts of styles besides classical, varying from pop and jazz to world music. I do this with the Ricciotti ensemble, amongst others. Every tour with this group is completely different from those preceding. I think one of the nicest things about the ensemble is that you get to know a lot of new music. De music of the country we tour to and the that of the soloist who accompanies us. And the fact that you get to play in locations you normally would never come, such as prisons and refugee centres, makes playing with the Ricciotti ensemble very special.