Daniel Bae is an eighteen-year-old violinist from Lubbock, Texas. He is a twelfth grader at the iQ Academy of California - Los Angeles. He started playing the violin at the age of five, and he is currently studying with Professor Robert Lipsett, the Jascha Heifetz Distinguished Violin Chair at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, California. Previously, he studied the violin with the late Emanuel Borok, former Concertmaster of Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Violin Professor at Southern Methodist University, and Annie Chalex-Boyle, Violin Professor at Texas Tech University.
As one of the six finalists of the prestigious Stulberg International String Competition, Daniel’s recent highlights include the solo performance with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra as the Grand Prize Winner of its Young Artist Concerto Competition, First Prize in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition, and appearance at the NPR’s popular program, From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley, as the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award.
Daniel also performed concertos as the winner of competitions with many orchestras including the Houston Civic Symphony, Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra, Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra, Colburn Academy Virtuosi Orchestra and the Youth Orchestras of Lubbock – Symphony Orchestra. He performed in various venues including the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, Bennett-Gordon Hall at Ravinia, Morris Cultural Arts Center, and Stafford Centre. Daniel played the national anthem in a major league baseball game in Washington D.C. He has appeared on WHSV3 - ABC’s 1on1 Interview, KLBK – Trends and Friends, and KTTZ – The Front Row. Daniel was honored to perform at the Joshua Bell Gala Dinner Concert and the Joseph Silverstein Tribute Concert.
Haydn's Symphony No. 73 is nicknamed "La Chasse" (The Hunt) because of the horn calls in the last movement.
Also featuring violinist Daniel Bae, Grand Prize Winner of the Vernell Gregg Young Artists Competition, performing Mozart's Concerto No. 3.
Other honors include the Arkady Fomin Scholarship from Vadim Gluzman’s North Shore Chamber Music Festival, First Prize in the ENKOR International Music Competition, First Place in the American Protégé International Concerto Competition, Second Place in the New York International Artists Violin Competition, Overall Winner and String Category Winner of the Walgreens National Concerto Competition, First Place Winner in the Lewisville Lake Symphony’s Vernell Gregg Young Artists Competition - Junior Division, Finalist of MTNA National Junior Performance Competition, First Place Winner of MTNA Texas State and South Central Division (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana) Junior Performance Competitions, First Place in the Houston Civic Symphony’s Young Artists Concerto Competition, and Judge’s Special Prize in the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra’s Marielle Ogletree Young Artists Concerto Competition. Most recently, Daniel won the MTNA Texas State and South Central Division in the Senior Performance Competitions, and he will be competing in the 2021 MTNA National Finals in March.
Daniel attended and performed at many summer music festivals and camps, including the Aspen Music Festival and School, Heifetz Music Institute, and Center Stage Strings. He played in numerous masterclasses led by renowned musicians such as Ray Chen, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Martin Chalifour, Robert McDuffie, Paul Kantor, Simon James, Charles Castleman, Ivan Zenaty and the Calidore String Quartet.
Daniel performs on a 1771 Antonius Gragnani violin generously loaned from the LAVS Foundation.