Danny McCann-Williams began playing the violin aged 7. In 1991 he gained a scholarship to study at The Royal College of Music Junior Department with Roger Smith. Whilst there, he was a winner of the Mary Gotch prize and Ian Stoutzker Violin prize. In 1994 Danny was given a scholarship to attend Pro Corda, the national school of chamber music, for 3 years.
In 1997, he gained an entrance scholarship to study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where he studied with Maciej Rakowski and Leland Chen, graduating with Honours and a Post Graduate Diploma in Performance.
Danny has enjoyed a successful freelance career, playing regularly with many of the UK's leading orchestras including BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra and guest leading sections in orchestras including RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Manchester Camerata.
He joined the Ulster Orchestra in 2007 and is currently a member of the 1st Violins after several years serving as Sub-Principal 2nd Violin.