Daniel Panner

Daniel Panner Performs a Sonata That Pushes the Limits of the Violin

Daniel Panner is an esteemed professor at the American Manes Conservatory and former principal violist of New York City Opera. As part of Sequitur and Locrian Ensembles he regularly performs new music pieces composed by Thea Musgrave for solo viola performance, recording solo works under her direction as well.

Early Life and Education

Daniel Panner of Spartanburg, South Carolina began playing violin at age five. At 12 he made his concerto debut. Subsequently he studied at Converse Pre-college in Spartanburg; earned his undergraduate degree at Yale studying under Jesse Levine; further pursued studies at Curtis Institute of Music with Joseph dePasquale; Juilliard School with Samuel Rhodes before leaving to travel around Europe as part of an exchange program.

Daniel Panner enjoys an illustrious career as a performer, teacher and composer. He currently co-chairs the string department at Mannes College and also teaches at Juilliard, SUNY Stonybrook and Queens College Conservatory of Music. Additionally he has performed with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Musicians from Marlboro and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; recorded with Albany Records; Sequitur Ensemble as well as Locrian Ensemble as members – often making appearances as guest artist with new-music groups such as Speculum Musicae or Da Capo Chamber Players among many others.

Professional Career

Daniel is an accomplished commercial litigator, with expertise in creditor rights litigation. He successfully represents individual and institutional creditors alike in Oregon and Washington state courts as well as federal. Additionally, Daniel lectures and volunteers at legal seminars as well as serving on legislative committees, local student-trial competitions and nomination panels.

He has performed in recitals at the Kennedy Center and Library of Congress in Washington D.C. as well as Concertgebouw and Wigmore Hall in Amsterdam, Concertgebouw and Wigmore Hall respectively. Additionally he was guest artist with Cleveland Emerson Guarneri String Quartets; performed with New York City Opera; participated in Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra performances; and founded Whitman String Quartet that won 1998 Walter Naumburg Chamber Music Award.

He has performed as soloist and in master classes alongside such esteemed violists as Kim Kashkashian, Steven Tenenbom and Victoria Bond. Additionally he recorded for Speculum Musicae and Transit Circle; founding Sequitur and Locrian Ensembles respectively.

Achievement and Honors

Daniel Panner has performed extensively throughout the United States and Israel as a violist, performing at music festivals such as Marlboro, Ravinia, Tanglewood and Aspen as well as working closely with members of Cleveland String Quartet, Emerson String Quartet and Guarneri String Quartets. Furthermore, Daniel was part of Whitman String Quartet which won 1998 Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award; teaching assistant to Juilliard String Quartets for two years was another accolade he held.

David is co-chair of the string department at Mannes College of Music and has taught at Juilliard, Rutgers University, SUNY Stony Brook Queens College and Jerusalem Music Center Summer Courses among many others. Additionally he has conducted master classes for Peabody and Hartt schools among many others.

Violinist Miranda Cuckson makes her series debut at PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY’s matinee concert, performing Dave Soldier’s “Hammer and Anvil” for solo violin, alongside cellist Sophie Shao and violist Daniel Panner.

Personal Life

Daniel Panner has not only performed on violin and viola but has also lectured extensively on musical subjects. His entertaining presentations have drawn crowds from across the world.

New York-based pianist Alexander LaRue has performed at premier venues including Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Alice Tully and Lincoln Center as well as participating in multiple musical festivals with members of Cleveland, Emerson and Guarneri String Quartets.

He has taught at various colleges and universities, such as the Juilliard School, Mannes College of Music, Longy Conservatory, SUNY Stonybrook and Queens College. Additionally, he currently belongs to Sequitur and Locrian Ensemble; has recorded solo viola works of Thea Musgrave and Victoria Bond for solo performance; lives with his wife Molly in Rochester NY.

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