Teaching artist for Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA)
Is a Los Angeles-based violist and teaching artist. As an educator, Daniel is currently a teaching artist for Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) in partnership with Camino Nuevo Charter Academy-Kayne Siart.
In 2017-2018, Daniel was an Artist Year AmeriCorps Fellow serving as a Teaching Artist in Colorado’s Roaring Fork School District. During his AmeriCorps service year, he designed and implemented community events, a chamber music program, and curriculum with the partnership of the Aspen Music Festival and School.
Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Daniel taught at the Baltimore School for the Arts, a public arts high school in Baltimore, Maryland. Daniel is certified in Conversational Solfege Levels 1 and 2 by the Feierabend Association for Music Education.
As a violist, Daniel has performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Shriver Hall, and the Overture Center for the Arts; and has collaborated in performance with violinist Jorja Fleezanis, Pacifica Quartet, and members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Pro Arte Quartet.
An advocate for new music, Daniel has performed at the LA Phil’s “Noon to Midnight” festival and the Prototype Festival in New York City; and he has worked with many living composers including Donald Crockett, Georg Friedrich Haas, Frances Pollock and Laura Elise Schwendinger.
Daniel holds a B.M. from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a M.M. and G.P.D. from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. His primary teachers were Victoria Chiang and Sally Chisholm. He has studied chamber music with members of the Aspen String Trio, Pro Arte Quartet, and Alarm Will Sound.