Daniel graduated as a double major on violin and viola from the Juilliard School in New York. His school teachers were Dorothy Delay on violin, and Eugene Becker on viola.
Daniel private teachers include Gerrard Kantarjian, Jascha Brodsky from the Curtis String Quartet and Victor Danchecko from the Curtis Institute of Music.
Daniel attended the Cleveland Institute of music Donald Wallerstein, and William Preucil and served as acting concertmaster for the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra. He was the winner of the Casals Music Festival Competition and later collaborated with Krzysztof Penderecki performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto. Other Collaborations with Steve Reich and his triple quartet, and with Andre Previn - Mutter Euro tour to name a few.
Daniel has performed as soloist and chamber musician at the Aspen Music Festival, Spoleto Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, Verbier Festival, Encore Music Festival, Casals Music Festival, Ravinia Festival, and the Music Niagara Festival. During his touring he has been loaned the 1701 Stradivarius ex-Markees. Daniel currently plays on a 1682 Francesco Rugeri violin.
Daniel has been the director of the Danforth Violin Studio where he takes on a select number of students, and has frequent reading parties with friends.