About: Daniel Kurganov

Russian-American Violinist Daniel Kurganov has garnered praise from such publications asthe Neue Zürcher Zeitung, the Neue Luzerner Zeitung, The Worcester Telegram&Gazette and the Boston Globe. Some highlights of the 2015 season include a 2-week concert tour of Japan with the Boston Chamber Orchestra and BCO Quartet, a recitals series at the Museum of Russian Icons, and an evening of favorite encore works accompanied by the New Hampshire Philharmonic. A very memorable event took place in Sion Switzerland, where Daniel was invited by Maestros Shlomo Mintz to take part in The Violins of Hope project, performing on a precious violin rescued from Auschwitz. Daniel is devoted to the exploration of style, rhetoric and authenticity in musical performance. Studying intensely with emissaries of early 20th century violin playing sparked a greater interest in how exemplification functions in music, and if cross-fertilization exists between other instruments and music of other cultures. Part of this project has been curating a YouTube channel with ~4 million viewers, focused on collecting rare and authentic moments in the history of recorded music. As an educator, Daniel holds a private class of students, and also works with the Boston Philharmonic outreach program, bringing music performance and education to underserved communities. A native of Minsk, Belarus, Daniel completed his studies at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Zurich (Zurich Academy of the Arts), and also studied at the DePaul School of Music in Chicago. His mentors have been Ilya Kaler and Rudolf Koelman, (protégé of Jascha Heifetz).

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