About me

Daniel begun playing the bassoon in Jerusalem, Israel at the age of 12. A year later, he was accepted to the prestigious Academy of Music and Dance High School. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in the University of Tel Aviv, where during his studies he was offered several positions with professional orchestras in Israel, eventually deciding to accept a 1-year position with the Israel Symphony Orchestra as an assistant principal bassoon player. Daniel continued his studies at the University of Southern California where he pursued a Master's degree. It was there that he first became involved with education and outreach, teaching recorders and general music to children in underserved communities in the Los Angeles area. During his studies at USC he won the 1st prize at the school concerto competition, and performed as a soloist with the school orchestra, as well as with the early music ensemble. Upon graduation, Daniel was accepted as the principal bassoon player of the Israel Chamber Orchestra, a full-time professional orchestra in Tel Aviv, Israel. After 3 seasons in this position, Daniel decided to move back to the US and pursue a doctorate in bassoon performance and pedagogy. During his studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, Daniel maintained an active and diverse performing career. He has served as principal bassoon of the Arapahoe Philharmonic Orchestra since 2015, and performed as a soloist with them during the 2017-18 season.

Daniel has worked with many mentors throughout his academic career. His main influences for playing and teaching style are Richard Paley, Gadi Lederman, Mordechai Rechtman, Judith Farmer, and Yoshiyuki Ishikawa

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