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Daniel Halstead

Daniel Halstead, originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, is a recent graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with Richard King and Nathaniel Silberschlag.  As a Cleveland area freelancer, Daniel has performed with The Cleveland Orchestra, the Canton Symphony Orchestra, and the Firelands Symphony Orchestra.  Performing at a sold-out Carnegie Hall, Daniel served as principal horn with the esteemed New York String Orchestra Seminar with conductor Jaime Laredo.  In his summers, he has attended the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute, Pierre Monteux School and Music Festival, as well as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Institute.  Daniel has performed in such venues as Severance Hall, the Kennedy Center, as well as Cincinnati’s Music Hall.  In addition to the horn, Daniel has played violin for nearly his entire life.  Outside of music, Daniel is passionate about politics and loves to spend time with his friends and family.  This fall, Daniel will begin his Master’s of Music degree at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music where he will study with Julie Landsman.