Biography

Israeli-Canadian cellist Daniel Hass is the First Prize Gold Medal winner of the 2016 Stulberg International String Competition, the 2016 winner of the Canada Council for the Arts Michael Measures Prize, and the 2019 winner of The Juilliard Cello Concerto Competition.

Daniel made his solo orchestral debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at age 15. He has since performed as a soloist at Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York, the Bing Concert Hall in Stanford, Koerner Hall and Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto, and other world-class venues.

As a soloist, Daniel has performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, The Juilliard Orchestra, among others. He has performed as recitalist and chamber musician in Amsterdam, Lisbon, Tel Aviv, Budapest, Montreal, and across the United States. A sought after chamber musician in New York City, Mr. Hass frequently performs as a guest artist with the Jupiter Chamber Players, the Omega Ensemble, the Sejong Soloists, and the Andrew Sords Trio, and since 2019 has served as the principal cellist of the Philadelphia-based orchestra Symphony In C. As a member of the avant-garde group Orlando Furioso, lead by Columbia University Scholar Vicente Hansen Atria, Mr. Hass participates in New York City’s time-honored tradition of musical innovation.

A sought after chamber musician in New York City, Daniel frequently performs as a guest artist with the Jupiter Chamber Players, the Omega Ensemble, the Sejong Soloists, and the Andrew Sords Trio, and since 2019 has served as the principal cellist of the Philadelphia-based orchestra Symphony In C. As a member of the avant-garde group Orlando Furioso, lead by Columbia University Scholar Vicente Hansen Atria, Daniel participates in New York City’s time-honored tradition of musical innovation.

Daniel has been featured several times on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation national radio, and on the American radio show ‘From the Top,’ performing alongside renowned musicians such as Grammy-winning composer Danny Elfman.

As a recording artist, Daniel frequently works as a session musician at Brooklyn’s Bunker Studios and Manhattan’s Atlantic Records, arranging, producing and recording music for artists such as award winning actress and singer Maya Thurman-Hawke, actor Steven M. Robertson, opera singer Tyler Stahl, and pianist Matthew Maimone.

In addition to his concerts, Daniel shares his love of music as an educator. Since 2017, he has taught a growing number of students, adults and young people, and has taught at public schools as a member of Harmony Program, a music education non-profit organization in New York. He has been a mentor of the Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra, a tuition-free music program in the State of Nevada, performing and giving masterclasses with the youth orchestra since 2018. In the realm of community outreach, Mr. Hass is a weekly performer for Concerts in Motion, a non-profit organization, bringing live house concerts to elderly and socially isolated individuals throughout New York City.

Daniel is as a member of the Perlman Music Program Alumni. He Graduated from Juilliard in 2017 as the proud recipient of the Kovner Fellowship, and is currently pursuing his Masters Degree at Juilliard, under the tutelage of cellists Timothy Eddy and Joel Krosnick, and violinists Areta Zhulla and Itzhak Perlman.