Daniel Stein is a concert artist, pedagogue and music producer, with expertise in historic, modern and cross-cultural repertoires for the violin, as well as in the production of CDs, concerts, touring and other special events.
Daniel is on the faculty of the IU Summer String Academy where he teaches chamber music and a Latin American Music Class focused on performance practices of Latin America’s popular music. He has coached and conducted the Jacobs School of Music Violin Virtuosi and the Latin American Popular Music Ensemble on several occasions. He has also been invited to teach and coach ensembles on several occasions at music festivals and universities in US and Brazil.
Beyond European classical music, Daniel is also a virtuoso of the tango and klezmer repertoires. He is founding member Cuarteto Tanguero, a Tango quartet dedicated to this influential Argentine genre. Cuarteto Tanguero tours regularly and projects include from workshops in both music and dance to concerts and milongas (dance events) all over the US. In the summer of 2014, the group started a summer workshop dedicated to musicians at Indiana University.
Daniel had the pleasure to collaborate and share the stage with Grammy award winners and nominees, such as Pablo Aslan, Héctor del Curto, Pablo Ziegler, Raul Jaurena, Frank London, Michael Alpert, Sylvia McNair among many others. He toured with Tony-Award winning dancers Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo and appeared in numerous CD recordings, TV and Radio programs in the US, Brazil and Argentina. An advocate of chamber and new music, he has recorded and premiered pieces by several composers including: Alon Nechustan (Israel-USA), Tatiana Catanzaro (Brazil-France), Rodoldo Valente (Brazil), and Daniel Highman (USA).
An experienced concertmaster, Daniel often leads projects as a guest artist. Recent projects iinclude several interdisciplinary projects with Dr. Carmen-Helena Tellez at University of Notre Dame (Mozart’s Requiem, I Was Born for This); The Concert:Nova / Cincinnati Opera production of Astor Piazzolla’s operetta Maria de Buenos Aires conducted by Edwin Outwater and directed by jose Maria Condemi; Notre Dame’s performance of Messiah under Dr. Alexander Blachly; and the Children’s opera Noye’s Fludde with the Notre Dame Children’s Chorus conducted by Dr. Mark Doerries.
Daniel earned his Doctor of Music degree at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the mentorship of violinists Nelli Shkolnikova and Stanley Ritchie and musicologist Massimo Ossi. His dissertation “Figure it Out” deals with the performance practice of basso continuo and accompaniment on the violin.