Aspiring twenty one-year-old Israeli-Canadian cellist Daniel Hass, one of Canada’s most promising young artists, is the First Prize Gold Medal winner of the 2016 Stulberg International String Competition, as well as the 2016 winner of the Canada Council for the Arts Michael Measures Prize.
A rising talent in the next generation of promising classical musicians, Mr. Hass made his solo orchestral debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at age 15, performing the Lalo Cello Concerto. He has since performed as soloist with orchestras and in recitals across North America, including a performance of Ernst Bloch’s Schelomo: Rhapsodie Hébraïque for solo cello and orchestra at Koerner Hall, Toronto.
Upcoming performances include his debut with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra performing the Dvořák Cello Concerto, and debut with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra performing the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations.
Mr. Hass has been featured several times on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation national radio, and on the American radio show ‘From the Top’.
As a member of the Perlman Music Program Alumni, he has played numerous concerts under the baton of Itzhak Perlman and performed with various chamber music groups.
Mr. Hass has participated in master classes with many internationally renowned cellists, including Gary Hoffman, Frans Helmerson, Ralph Kirshbaum, Janos Starker, and Benjamin Zander. He has served as principal cellist of several orchestras, including the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the Juilliard Orchestra.
Recently graduated from Juilliard School of Music in New York, Mr. Hass has received training at the Israel Conservatory, The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto where he studied with David Hetherington, the New England Conservatory in Boston where he studied with Paul Katz, and at the Perlman Music Program, where he studied with Ron Leonard. In the fall of 2015, he became a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship at the Juilliard School of Music, from where he graduated in 2017 after studying under the tutelage of Joel Krosnick.
Mr. Hass performs on a 1914 Eugenio Degani Cello on loan to him by a private donor.