Join Daniel Lamas and Steve Kramer as they perform music for viola and cello by Bach, Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Hindemith.
Admission is free, and donations are appreciated. For more information, contact Steve Kramer at 610-710-6100. December 1, 2019 – 3:00PM at the Centre Theater in Norristown. 208 DeKalb St, Norristown, PA 19401
Artist Biography – Daniel Lamas
An artist with an innovative and versatile spectrum; Chilean-American Violist, Daniel Lamas leads a multifaceted career as a performer, educator, and scholar. Daniel has taken on a project to present a recital containing works from female composers in the hope of opening up the doors for these composers to share their art with the world.
As principal violist, he has held positions with the Orquesta de Camara de Valdivia (CHL), Musik landschaft westfalen philharmonie (DE), Penderecki Festival amongst many others as a freelance violist in New York City. As a chamber musician, Daniel has performed in masterclasses/performances at the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center and various festivals abroad. As a soloist, Daniel has presented concerts in Chile, France, and the United States, including an acclaimed international debut with the Orquesta de Camara de Valdivia.
Passionate about education, influenced by the methods of both Ivan Galamian and Karen Tuttle; Daniel has built a methodology for not only teaching the instrument, but for creating a complete artist. In New York City, Daniel runs a successful Private Studio, where he works with students as young as four to older amateur adults whose love for the art is in itself the greatest reward! Daniel has been invited to a guest lecturer and worked with students from Florida International University, Universidad Austral de Chile, Krakow Conservatory and the Juilliard school.
Fascinated by the “non-conventional”, Daniel seeks to explore works by unknown or relatively unknown composers from all eras and to commission new works, expanding the viola repertoire. Daniel frequently premiers works by young composers and has commissioned works by Romanian composer Daniel Manoiu, Chinese-Canadian composer Yun Fei Jiang, Argentinian composer Nicolas Repetto. In April 2016, Daniel gave the world premiere of the “Tirana” Viola Concerto written for him by American composer Derek Cooper.
Daniel studied at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP), under Antoine Tamestit; and at the Manhattan School of Music with Daniel Avshalomov, Karen Dreyfus, and Patinka Kopec.
Daniel plays a viola made by the Polish maker, Lukasz Wronski, who is based in New York City.