Born and raised in Los Angeles, Cellist Daniel Lim began his studies at the age of 9 and holds degrees from the New England Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music. His mentors include Yeesun Kim and Stephen Geber while cellists such as Joon Sung Jun and Robert DeMaine were also pivotal in his development.
Daniel has had the opportunity to work with esteemed cellists such as Frans Helmerson, Ralph Kirshbaum, Laurence Lesser, Gary Hoffman, and Ron Leonard while also working with Leon Fleischer and members of the Borromeo, Cavani, Cleveland, Julliard, Miami, New Orford, St Lawrence, Tokyo and Ying String Quartets. He is currently a regular performer at The Caroga Lake Music Festival and has attended festivals such as the Toronto Summer Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, Orford Arts Centre, and The Kent Blossom Music Festival.
Daniel currently resides in Los Angeles and performs with various ensembles in the Los Angeles area; recent highlights include guest performances with Splntrd Wood Cello Trio and performances with the Santa Barbara Symphony, Southeast Symphony, and The American Youth Symphony. He has also recorded for many mainstream artists as well as TV shows and films. As an educator, Daniel has taught at various organizations and public schools throughout the Los Angeles area while maintaining a private studio. Having spent two years in the Suzuki Method Teacher Training Program under the tutelage of Dr. Melissa Kraut, he has extensive experience teaching cellists of all ages in individual and group settings.
Photo by Michelle Kim