Hailed by The New York Times as an “Exemplary Leader” for leading members of the New York Philharmonic and the Manhattan School of Music in Carnegie Hall, violinist Daniel Andai has shared his versatile artistry as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, concertmaster, conductor and recording artist in major concert venues across five continents, the Middle East, the Caribbean and over 30 United States. He is a prizewinner of national and international competitions and has soloed with orchestras around the world.
Daniel Andai is concertmaster, frequent soloist and guest conductor of The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO). He was also concertmaster and frequent soloist of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas in New York with whom he recorded the Billboard’s highly rated SONY Classical CD’s and made televised solo appearances for a crowd of millions during Mexico’s Bicentennial celebrations at the Angel de Independencia. He has held concertmaster positions with orchestras in Mexico, Brazil, Switzerland, and France, performed in the sections of the New York Philharmonic and the Miyazaki Festival Orchestra in Japan, and worked closely with members of the Emerson, Vermeer, Cassatt, and Miami String Quartets, and New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Metropolitan Opera, Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, New York City Ballet and New York City Opera, among others.
Dr. Daniel Andai is the Dean of Music at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida. Other positions have included Artistic Director of the Killington Music Festival in Vermont, violin professor and chair of the Marialice Shivers Endowment in Fine Arts at the University of Texas in Edinburg, violin instructor at Miami-Dade College and New World School of the Arts. He earned a doctorate degree from the University of Miami, the masters and professional studies degree from the Manhattan School of Music and the bachelor degree cum laude from Lynn University Conservatory of Music.