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Daniel Smith

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AmusA (distinction), BMus (Perf) Queensland Conservatorium 2014, Casual Musician: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Casual Musician: Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Casual Musician: Camerata of St John's Chamber Orchestra, Currently studying at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)

I am an experienced post-graduate soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician having started my musical journey at 8 learning under David Lale (Principal cello, QSO) with casual contracts with Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) and Brisbane’s leading chamber orchestra Camerata of St. John’s. I’ve had experience in playing with youth orchestras such as Queensland Youth Orchestra (2) in which I was principal cello for 3 years, and The Australian Youth Orchestra, in which I’ve participated since 2009, recently having been Principal Cello on their international tour playing alongside famous Violin soloist Joshua Bell and legendary conductor Christoph Eschenbach in some of the world’s top venues (Konzerthaus in Berlin, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam). I’m currently in my first year at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) learning under internationally acclaimed cellist Howard Penny, and over this year I’ve participated in Masterclasses with Julian Smiles (Goldner String Quartet), Peter Morrison, participated in the Canberra International Music Festival playing alongside The New Zealand String Quartet and Tinalley String Quartet. I’ve premiered works by notable up-and-coming composers, such as Michael Bakrnčev and I’ve also had teaching experience in a school setting (Albany Creek Primary School).

My approach to cello lessons is individually suited to that person’s interests, strengths/weaknesses, and I promise a fun/challenging/rewarding experience for all who come! I’m prepared to help students who are wanting to tackle the AMEB exams, or just students with a keen interest for what we all know is the most versatile instrument ever. Beginners and advanced students welcome!

These details were last updated on January 6, 2016

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