Daniel started studying the viola at the age of ten with Alexander Technique specialists Conxa Morató and Caridad Zarzo. On completion of his studies at the age of twenty, he was appointed Principal Viola of the Melilla Symphony Orchestra, and viola professor at Melilla’s School of Music. He held this position for four years before auditioning for the Orquestra do Algarve, and winning the co-principal Viola position.
In Spain, Dani has played with many orchestras such as Orquesta de Valencia, Orquesta de Extremadura, Turiae Camerata and the National Ensemble of Spain for Contemporary Music based in Madrid.
He is currently Principal Viola of the Orquestra Cum Jubilo del Camp de Tarrragona, and a member of the Catalan cultural association of Music “Ars Aurea Sonora”.
Between 2009-2010, Dani performed Rozsa’s Viola Concerto twenty times all over Spain, and gave more than sixty duet concerts with his sister, the flautist Nelia Sanxis.
Daniel moved to the UK in 2005. He performs regularly with orchestras including The Hallé, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Opera North, Heritage Orchestra, Northern Ballet Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, RTE Concert orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Scottish Ballet and Scottish Chamber Orchestra, amongst others.
As chamber musician, Daniel has an exciting schedule of performances, tours and recordings with the Liverpool String Quartet which he co-founded in 2010, and with whom he has performed in over 300 concerts throughout the UK, Spain, Catalunya and Europe.