Daniel Kopp

Daniel Kopp, co-founder and artistic director of Austin Camerata, is a dedicated cellist and educator in Austin, Texas. An avid chamber musician, he has performed across the U.S. at distinguished festivals including Tanglewood, Kneisel Hall, Aspen, and Colorado College. In 2023, Daniel collaborated with the Grammy-winning choir Conspirare, contributing to their acclaimed album “House of Belonging,” which earned a Grammy nomination for Best Choral Performance.

His notable orchestral performances include debuting at Carnegie Hall as principal cellist of the New York String Orchestra Seminar and at Seiji Ozawa Hall as principal cellist of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra.

Through Austin Camerata, Daniel fosters collaborations merging chamber music with dance and storytelling, showcased at venues throughout central Texas. Austin Camerata has been praised by the Austin American-Statesman for its “unadulterated beauty” and nominated by the Austin Critics Table for ‘best classical ensemble’.

Daniel graduated from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas. His teachers include Bion Tsang, Norman Fischer, Cathie Lehr-Ramos, and Mary Lou Gotman. He has had the honor of studying chamber music with members of the Juilliard, Cleveland, and Miro Quartets. A devoted educator, Daniel has served on faculty of the Manitou Chamber Music Festival, Stringwood Chamber Music Festival, Clavier-Werke School of Music, and is a founding member of Opus 360 Chamber Music.

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