Hailed by The New York Times as an “Exemplary Leader” for leading members of the New York Philharmonic 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. Honored as one of “20 under 40” from both Poder Magazine and The Miami Herald, he is also a prize winner of international competitions and has appeared as soloist with orchestras in North, South and Central Americas, as well as Europe and Russia.
Daniel Andai is the concertmaster of The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) and founder of MISO’s Special Development Program. He has performed as a soloist with MISO on multiple occasions and is a featured soloist on the Evening in Vienna CD’s. He has guest conducted the Alhambra Orchestra and MISO in Miami and the Bahamas. Previously, he held the concertmaster position with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas and recorded their Billboard’s highly rated SONY Classical CD’s in addition to performing as a soloist on the orchestra’s tour throughout Mexico, Vermont and New York. Other concertmaster positions have been with orchestras in Mexico, Brazil, Switzerland and France. He has also performed in the sections of the New York Philharmonic and the Miyazaki Festival Orchestra (Japan).
Dr. Daniel Andai is currently the Marialice Shivers Endowed Chair in Fine Arts and Professor of Violin at the University of Texas-Pan American. He also serves as the Dean of the School of Music at New World School of the Arts (Miami), on the faculties for the Killington Music Festival (Vermont), on the advisory board for the City of Aventura Performing Arts Center, and as a grant panelist for the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Council. Daniel Andai is also a 2001 Arts for Life! scholarship recipient.