Daniel Austrich – Violin
Born in St. Petersburg in 1984 Daniel Austrich began playing the violin at age 5, making his debut at age 11 with the St. Petersburg Camerata Orchestra at the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. His teacher at the Oberlin Conservatory was Alla Aranovskaya, first violinist of the St. Petersburg Quartet, and he went on to study with Victor Tretyakov at the Cologne Music Academy. He has appeared with leading orchestras including the Moscow Philharmonic, Moscow State Symphony, Zurich Chamber, Charleston Symphony, New Japan Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony orchestras. His chamber music colleagues have included David Geringas, Nobuko Imai, Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein, Vassily Lobanov, Arto Noras, Antoine Tamestit, Ian Fountain and Pamela Frank. Since 2012 he has been a member of the Michelangelo String Quartet. He is Assistant Professor of Chamber Music at the Cologne Hochschule for Music and Dance.