About Me

Daniel Lamas with Viola

Daniel Lamas (1987, Santiago, Chile) leads a multifaceted career as a performer and educator. Daniel studied at the Manhattan School of Music and the Paris Conservatoire. His principal teachers include Daniel Avshalomov, Teodor Coman, Karen Dreyfus, Michael Klotz, Patinka Kopec, Antoine Tamestit, and Misha Vitenson.

Daniel has presented concerts in the United States, Europe, and South America, resulting in an acclaimed international debut with the Orquesta de Cámara de Valdivia. In 2020 Daniel gave the second performance of the “Tirana” Viola concerto, written for him by Dr. Derek Cooper (2016), a piece based on Chilean folklore.

A passionate and dedicated pedagogue, Daniel specializes in building a solid technical and musical foundation for all students he works with. From absolute beginners to adult amateurs and conservatory level students, each student’s instruction is uniquely tailored to develop their individual artistry.

Daniel has worked with undergraduate students from Florida International University, the Krakow Conservatory, Austral University of Chile, pre-college students from the Juilliard School’s MAP program, and public school students grades K-12.

Daniel received his Suzuki Teacher Training from the Memphis, Greater Austin, and Japan Seattle Suzuki Institutes, where he was mentored by Colleen Fitzgerald, Oscar Soler, and Cathryn Lee. Read more here.

Read more about my teaching philosophy.