Huw Daniel was a pupil at Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera, South Wales, and continued his education as an organ scholar at Robinson College, Cambridge, where he graduated with first-class honours in music in 2001. He then studied baroque violin at the Royal Academy of Music for two years with Simon Standage.
In 2004, Huw was a member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO), the members of which formed Harmony of Nations and continue to play together under this name. He is a member of the Dunedin Consort, the Irish Baroque Orchestra, the Sixteen, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Since 2004 he is the leader of the Orquestra Barroca Casa da Musica, Porto, Portugal, and has returned many times as guest-leader of EUBO. He has also guest-led the English Concert, the Sixteen, and Barokkanerne (Oslo), in concerts and recordings. Huw plays a violin by Alessandro Mezzadri c.1720, on loan from the Jumpstart Junior Foundation.