Danny Koo

violinist

“Unstinting in energetic projection every step of the way” (Calgary Herald), violinist Danny Koo has appeared as chamber musician, soloist, and recitalist all around the world.

An avid and sought after chamber musician, Danny has recently collaborated with Soovin Kim, Randall Scarlata, Johannes Moser, Lluis Claret, Kim Kashkashian, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Joseph Kalichstein, Barry Shiffman Vivian Weilerstein, Burt Hara, and Donald Weilerstein. He also performs with Music Street, Wellesley Chamber Players, East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO), Constantia, Chameleon Arts Ensemble and as part of the First Monday at Jordan Hall series. From 2016-2017, Danny was a member of Ensemble DITTO, and in December 2017, Danny will partner up with double bassist, Minje Sung, to begin their journey as duo 'PUNCH'.

Danny was Playbills choice in Scene Playbill Magazine and featured on Arirang's Heart to Heart tv show. His music has been featured on Korean radio and TV channels: KBS, EBS, SBS, TVN. As someone that feels passionate about bringing a larger audience to the world of classical music, Danny is leading a project on Naver V Live (Korea's Youtube) and has his own series, attracting thousands of viewers each show.


Danny has been invited to Summerfest at La Jolla, Perlman Chamber Music Program, Banff Chamber Program, and Music@Menlo and has given recitals at the Kennedy Center, Jordan Hall, Fanneuil Hall, Sejong Hall, and Old South Meeting Place. In the Summer of 2017, Danny went on tour with Ensemble DITTO all over South Korea, took part in the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival with the Kafka Quartet as the 2017-2018 Resident Ensemble, and attended Music@Menlo as an International Program Artist. June 2018, Barry Shiffman invited Danny to make his Rockport Music debut at the Shalin Liu Hall performing alongside Clive Greensmith, Robert Diaz, Andres Diaz, and Barry Shiffman.


A passionate teacher, Danny teaches at the New England Conservatory's Preparatory School as well as privately in Boston and Korea. A strong believer in creating a tangible change in the world through music, Danny has been a part of Kim Kashkashian’s ‘Music for Food’ initiative since its inception and was the coordinator for the Women’s Lunch Place Concert Series for 5 years. Since summer 2017, Danny is a proud representative of OXFAM Korea.


Born in Chicago and raised in Philadelphia, Danny started with the Suzuki program and eventually went on to be mentored by Helen Kwalwasser. Danny received his Bachelor and Masters degrees from New England Conservatory, studying with Donald Weilerstein, Soovin Kim, and Malcolm Lowe, and was the recipient of the Beneficent Society Scholarship and Vernon Scholarship.

Danny plays on a 1901 Vincenzo Postiglione made in Naples.

 

Highlights for Danny’s 2017-18 season include recitals at the Seoul Arts Center, Kennedy Center, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Jordan Hall; residencies and performances at Martha’s Vineyard, Music@Menlo, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (PCMS), Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Chameleon Arts Ensemble, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; tour of South Korea with Minje & Danny Duo, residencies with the Kafka Quartet, Rockport Chamber Music Festival.

Danny is represented in Korea by 크래디아 인터내셔널 Credia International.