Meet Our Soloists
Daniel Lewin, Violin
Daniel Lewin has performed extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has had an unusually diverse career as a soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster and teacher.
Mr. Lewin began his musical training at the age of six, studying piano with Edmund Arkus and violin with Benno Rabinof. At Duke University he studied with Giorgio Ciompi for three years. As a scholarship student of Joseph Fuchs he received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School. He made his European recital debut at the Festival de Boulogne-sur-Gesse in Southern France.
Daniel Lewin has held the position of Concertmaster with the Symphony of the United Nations, Solisti New York, the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, Charleston Symphony, Nevada Symphony, West Virginia Symphony, and Cedar Rapids Symphony. He made his Carnegie Hall concerto debut with the New York Youth Symphony. He has also played with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Houston Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, the Spoleto Festival in both Charleston, S.C. and Spoleto Italy and toured Greece as a member of the American Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he has performed at the festivals of Cabrillo (California), Casals (Puerto Rico), Grand Tetons (Wyoming), Lancaster (Ohio), Chautauqua (N.Y.), Skaneateles (N.Y.), Bear Lake (Idaho), and Deer Valley (Utah).
From 1989 to 1992, Daniel Lewin was Professor of Violin and Viola at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In addition to teaching both undergraduates and graduate music students, he also served as the Concertmaster of the Nevada Symphony and was a founding member of the Nevada Fine Arts Trio. During the 1992-1993 season he was Visiting Artist in Residence of Violin at the University of Memphis where he was also a member of the Pyramid String Trio. During the 1996-1997 Season he was first violinist of the Montclaire String Quartet and Concertmaster of the West Virginia Symphony. His teaching credentials also include the College of Charleston, S.C., and the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, N.C. Mr. Lewin currently resides in the East Bay, where he teaches privately, performs in various chamber ensembles, and is the Director of the Trinity Chamber Concert Series.