Instruments Taught: Piano, Strings
At an early age Daniel had understanding and deep love for music, especially anything featuring the stringed instruments. His musical studies began at the age of 7 when he started playing the Violin. At the age of 11 Daniel switched to the viola, and his music career began. He was a member of the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra from 1996-2000 seasons, where he participated in two European tours, and an invitation to the International Festival of Youth Orchestras, as well as the orchestras’ first commercial recording of Dmitri Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony.
In the fall of 2000 Daniel began his studies in Music Education at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. There he studied under teachers Dr. Catharine Carroll and Dr. Maaso Kawasaki.
In 2001, Daniel was chosen to become the first recipient of the Ted Pollock Memorial Scholarship for gifted string students from the Columbus Public School System. Daniel returned home to Columbus where he became a member of the Westerville Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Peter Stafford Wilson, and is now enjoying his 8th season as Assistant Principal Viola. Daniel has also been a member of the Central Ohio Symphony, and freelances with many other orchestras around the state of Ohio.
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