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.
Daniel received a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory, with distinction in performance and academic honors, where he studied with Laurence Lesser, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Northern Illinois University, where he student with Marc Johnson. Other teaches have included Paul Katz, Richard Hirschl, and Gilda Barston. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Music degree at Northwestern University, under the guidance of Hans Jensen.
A devoted teacher, Daniel maintains a private teaching studio. Additionally, beginning in the fall of 2016, he will begin teaching at the University of Notre Dame as Adjunct Assistant Professor and Artist in Residence.
Daniel has participated in a number of music festivals, including Tanglewood, Verbier, Sarasota, and Norfolk. He has also been heard in live broadcasts of solo and chamber music on WFMT Chicago.