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Russian-American Violinist Daniel Kurganov has emerged as a unique voice synthesizing a style of musicianship that spans different eras. He has already garnered praise from such musical giants as Ivry Gitlis, Sergej Krylov and Rudolf Koelman, as well as from publications such as the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, the Neue Luzerner Zeitung, The Worcester Telegram&Gazette and the Boston Globe. Daniel has done concert tours throughout the USA, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Some highlights of the 2015 season include soloist appearances with the New Hampshire Philharmonic, a 2 week concert tour of Japan with the Boston Chamber Orchestra and BCO Quartet, and a recital series at the Russian Icon Museum in Massachusetts as part of a fundraising effort organized by Daniel for a young local boy fighting cancer. A most memorable event took place In Sion Switzerland, where he was invited by Maestros Shlomo Mintz and Rudolf Koelman to take part in The Violins of Hope project. There, Daniel performed on a precious violin rescued from the Auschwitz Concentration camp
In addition to holding a private class of students, Daniel has worked with the Boston Philharmonic outreach program, bringing music performance and education to underserved communities. Daniel is also the creator of ARCO: a suite of innovative digital tools for violinists and violin teachers designed to enhance the way they practice, learn, teach and access resources.
A native of Minsk, Belarus, Daniel started his musical education in Chicago. He completed his Masters at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Zurich (Zurich Academy of the Arts), where he received the Freundeskreis Scholarship, and also studied at the DePaul School of Music in Chicago. His most vital mentors have been Rudolf Koelman, top protégé of Jascha Heifetz, and Ilya Kaler. Daniel is also an Alumni of the Keshet Eilon Mastercourse in Israel, and the Menuhin Mastercourse in Switzerland. He currently performs on a violin made by Andrew Ryan and a bow made by Klause Grünke.