Daniel Yoo
Status: Member
Member Since: May 22, 2009
Last Visit:August 14, 2018

Daniel Yoo

Daniel has been recognized internationally as a dazzling violinist, violist, and teacher. He was the founder of the Borealis Music Society in Philadelphia which featured the world’s greatest musical prodigies. He later left it behind to pursue other ventures with Forge Recording Studio and the former MSNBC president Vince Manze.

Daniel has collaborated as chamber musician and soloist with world-renowned artists like James Levine, Charles Dutoit, Kurt Masur, Steve Reich, Krzysztof Penderecki, Andre Previn, Anne Sophie Mutter, Hilary Hahn, Sarah Chang, Orlando Cole, Lambert Orkis, Steve Reich, Anne Epperson, and Akira Iguchi.

From 01-08 Daniel has been performing on the 1701 Markees Stradivarius, and the 1737 Lord Norton Stradivarius.

Daniel is currently the owner of the Danforth Violin Studio in Toronto, and it has been operating for the past five years. Daniel's passion for teaching and performance has been recognized internationally. He gives masterclasses and organizes chamber music workshops and teaches online to avid musicians across the globe.

His early musical studies began simultaneously on violin & voice. He later became a member of the Toronto Boys Choir and St. Michael Choir. His first violin teachers were Gerrard Kantarjian, Jascha Milkas, Eugene Cash, Alec Hou, and Ti Zhang.

Daniel was accepted into the Dorothy Delay violin studio ‘89 and also began studies on viola with Eugene Becker at the Juilliard School where he completed his studies in ‘94.

Daniel was then excepted by Jascha Brodsky from the Curtis Institute and continued his studies with him until his death In ‘97. He then worked with Victor Danchecko from the Curtis Institute of Music until ‘99.
In 2000, Daniel attended the Cleveland Institute of music took up studies with David Russell, Donald Wallerstein, and William Preucil and served as acting concertmaster for the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra.

Daniel received 1st prize awards from the Casals International Competition, La Guardia Competition in New York, All-state competition New York, which led to solo performances in Carnegie & Alice Tully Hall. In his hometown, he received The Kiwanis National Trophy, and prizes from the Canadian Music Competition.

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 Meadowmount.

Recently Daniel was invited to the Music Niagara Festival to perform as a chamber musician with members of the Toronto Symphony and is looking forward to more performances to come.