A recent graduate of Rice University, cellist Daniel Kopp has made his home in Austin as a master’s degree candidate at the University of Texas and as recent co-founder of Austin Camerata. An active educator, Daniel teaches cello lessons and group classes with the University of Texas String Project and Clavier-Werke School of Music. In his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, Daniel has coached chamber music through the Webster University Preparatory Program and Webster U. summer chamber music camp.
As artistic director of Austin Camerata, Daniel has brought collaborations of chamber music, dance, and storytelling to venues across Austin, including The Blanton Museum of Art, the Texas State Capitol, ImagineArt Gallery, 4th Tap Brewery, Dell Children’s Hospital, and local public schools.
An avid performer, Daniel spent the last two summers studying and performing chamber music at Kneisel Hall in Blue Hill, Maine. In 2016 he had the pleasure of performing as principal cellist at the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, and in 2015 debuted at Carnegie Hall as principal cellist of the New York String Orchestra Seminar, under the baton of Maestro Jaime Laredo. In the summer of 2015, Daniel performed chamber music inside Orchestra Hall of Minneapolis with principal cellist Anthony Ross, as part of the Madeline Island Chamber Music festival. Other festivals Daniel has performed at include Aspen, Innsbrook, and Morningside Music Bridge.
Daniel’s principal teachers have been Bion Tsang, Norman Fischer, Catherine Lehr-Ramos, and Mary Lou Gotman. He has studied chamber music with members of the Miro Quartet, Juilliard Quartet, Cleveland Quartet, and Beaux Arts Trio.