ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & VIOLIN
Hailed by The New York Times as an "Exemplary Leader" for leading members of the New York Philharmonic in Carnegie Hall, violinist Daniel Andai has shared his versatile artistry as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, concertmaster and recording artist in major concert venues across five continents, the Middle East, the Caribbean and over 30 United States. Daniel Andai is an international competition prize winner and has soloed with orchestras in Europe, Russia, North, South and Central Americas.
Daniel Andai is concertmaster of The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) and founder of the MISO Special Development Program, an initiative to offer orchestra experience and scholarship funds to aspiring young artists. He was formerly concertmaster of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas with whom he toured and recorded as soloist on SONY Label CD's and led orchestras as guest concertmaster in the U.S., Brazil, Mexico, Switzerland, and France. He has also performed in the sections of the New York Philharmonic and Miyazaki Orchestra (Japan).
Dr. Daniel Andai is currently the violin professor at the University of Texas Pan American where he recently served as the Shivers Endowed Chair in Fine Arts. Dr. Andai served on the faculties of the New World School of the Arts and Miami-Dade College. He is a KMF alumn.