Daniel Kopp, co-founder and artistic director of Austin Camerata, is an active cellist and educator in Austin, Texas. An avid chamber musician, he has performed across the country, including at Tanglewood, Aspen, and Kneisel Hall. Notable orchestral performances include his debut at Carnegie Hall as principal cellist of the New York String Orchestra Seminar and at Seiji Ozawa Hall as principal cellist of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Through Austin Camerata, Daniel creates chamber music, dance, and storytelling collaborations at venues across central Texas. Austin Camerata has been praised by the Austin American-Statesman for its “unadulterated beauty” and nominated by the Austin Critics Table for ‘best classical ensemble’.
Daniel graduated from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas. His teachers include Bion Tsang, Norman Fischer, Cathie Lehr-Ramos, and Mary Lou Gotman. In addition, he’s had the honor of studying chamber music with members of the Juilliard, Cleveland, and Miro Quartets. A devoted educator, he serves on the faculty at the Manitou Chamber Music Festival, Stringwood Chamber Music Festival, and the Clavier-Werke School of Music.