Born in Chicago in 1991, violinist Daniel Koo has appeared as chamber musician, soloist, concertmaster around the world and is currently pursuing his Masters degree at the New England Conservatory studying with Donald Weilerstein and Soovin Kim.
During his undergraduate years at NEC he performed as concertmaster under the baton of Hugh Wolff and studied under the tutelage of Malcolm Lowe. Among others, Daniel has soloed with Philadelphia Sinfonia, Philadelphia Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra, and Burlington Chamber Orchestra. An avid and upcoming chamber musician, Daniel has collaborated with Kim Kashkashian, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Donald Weilerstein, Lucy Chapman, Paul Biss, Soh-Hyun Park Altino, Bill and Gloria DePasquale and Soovin Kim. First violinist of the Terra Quintet, he was selected to be a fellowship group at the 2012 Banff Chamber Music Residency. He also has attended various music festivals including Pennsylvania’s Governor’s School for the Arts and Masterworks Festival. During his various summers at Meadowmount School of Music, Daniel served as the teaching assistant to Gerardo Ribeiro. In the summer of 2014, Daniel attended the Perlman Chamber Music Program. Among many other awards and honors, Daniel was the Artistic Director of NEC’s Japan Benefit Concert and is currently the coordinator for the Women’s Lunch Place Concert Series for Music for Food. During his time at NEC, Daniel was the recipient of the Beneficent Society Scholarship at NEC and was a prize winner of the Bates Violin Competition.
First violinist of the Huntington Quartet, Daniel performed Kurtag’s 12 Microludes in Jordan Hall this coming October as a part of John Heiss’s Contemporary Ensemble. The Huntington Quartet won a coveted spot as a NEC Honors Quartet and will be giving many performances along with full recital in Jordan Hall May 2015. Starting in December of 2014, Daniel toured Korea under the management of BOMArts in a project called, “Classical Revolution” and was featured in Gaegsuk Music and Performing Arts Magazine.
This performance marks Daniel Koo’s La Jolla Music Society debut.