Danny Koo

violinist

Described as “unstinting in energetic projection every step of the way” (Calgary Herald), violinist Danny Koo has carved out a distinctive professional profile as a chamber musician, soloist, and recitalist in appearances throughout the world.

An avid and sought-after chamber musician, Danny has most recently collaborated with Stephen Prutsman, Andres Diaz, Roberto Diaz, Clive Greensmith, Soovin Kim, Randall Scarlata, Johannes Moser, Lluis Claret, Kim Kashkashian, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Joseph Kalichstein, Barry Shiffman, Vivian Weilerstein, and Donald Weilerstein, among others. He regularly performs with leading ensembles, including ECCO, DITTO, Kafka Quartet, Music Street, Wellesley Chamber Players, duo Punch, Constantia, and the Chameleon Arts Ensemble. In addition, Danny has been participated in a number of renowned music festivals, including the Transatlantic Encounters at Snape Maltings, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Summerfest at La Jolla, Perlman Chamber Music Program, and Banff Chamber Music Program.  He has also presented acclaimed recitals at the Kennedy Center, Jordan Hall, Fanneuil Hall, and Old South Meeting Place.

Danny has been featured on JTBC “Classic Today,” Mnet “Classic Dominant,” Marie Claire Korea, and Arirang “Heart to Heart,” and was Playbill’s choice in Scene Playbill Magazine. He  has also garnered worldwide attention as a speaker, giving lectures in Korea sponsored by Lotte and the COEX Starfield Library. Most recently, Danny shared his artistry and commentary at two TEDxBeaconStreet conferences, one of which was held at the historic Fenway Park.

A passionate educator of the arts, Danny taught at New England Conservatory's Preparatory School, as well as the Taylor Academy for Young Artists at the Royal Conservatory of Music. He has also partnered with Pinkfong to educate and excite the youngest generation of our world about the impact of music.  A strong believer in creating a tangible change in the world through the arts, Danny was a regular participant of Kim Kashkashian’s “Music for Food” since its inception, serving as a coordinator for the Women’s Lunch Place Concert Series for 5 years. In addition, he is a proud representative of OXFAM Korea.

Born in Chicago in 1991, Danny holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from New England Conservatory in Boston, where he studied with Donald Weilerstein, Soovin Kim, and Malcolm Lowe. He plays on a violin made in Naples by Vincenzo Postiglione in 1901.

Danny is represented in Korea by 크레디아 인터내셔널 Credia International.