Daniel Johnson’s musical journey began at age seven. Music has always been a very special part of Daniel’s life. Starting in Houston, Daniel performed in top positions of TMEA Region orchestras and Texas All-State. He also enjoyed playing in the Houston Youth Symphony and the Virtuosi of Houston in addition to his role as Concertmaster of the Stephen F. Austin High School Symphony orchestra for many years.
Daniel was invited at age fourteen to travel to Italy, where he performed pieces by Ysaÿe, Bach and Paganini as a soloist. He was later accepted into a prestigious music school, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, affiliated with the New England Conservatory in Boston. Daniel became Concertmaster of the New England Conservatory Youth Symphony and graduated the following year after winning his first major competition.
While studying Violin Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Daniel continued to win other International Competitions, performing as a soloist twice in Carnegie Hall. Daniel also received a Professional Development Grant for his New Music collaborations and compositions. Daniel recently won his fifth International Competition and performed as a soloist at BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts Brussels, Belgium, in 2019. Daniel also has received a generous sponsorship under the prestigious Orpheus Classical Label to release a digital album on all major music platforms worldwide.
Daniel is currently teaching violin, viola, piano, theory and composition lessons in Houston, Texas. He also works as an Orchestral Director at the Honor Roll School, teaching kids in grades five and above. Daniel’s primary goal is helping students reach their musical potential and also obtaining a mindful foundation. Having a solid and satisfying music lesson helps bring balance, focus, exploration and also a momentum to all areas of life.