A Chicago native, Daniel Katz joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in
2011, having been appointed by Music Director Riccardo Muti. Prior to joining
the CSO, Katz was a regular substitute with the CSO and the Cleveland
Orchestra, and was also a member of the Grant Park Orchestra.
Katz received a master's degree from the New England Conservatory, with
distinction in performance and academic honors, where he studied with Laurence
Lesser, and a bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University, where he
studied with Marc Johnson. Other teachers have included Paul Katz, Richard
Hirschl and Gilda Barston. He is currently pursuing the Doctor of Music degree
at Northwestern University, under the guidance of Hans Jensen.
Katz has participated in a number of major festivals, including
Tanglewood, Verbier, Sarasota and Norfolk. He has also been heard in live
broadcasts of solo and chamber music on WFMT Chicago.
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