Daniel Tosky

double bass
    Double bassist Daniel Tosky enjoys an active career as an orchestral and chamber musician, and is also committed to transference of artistry through teaching. He is currently a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and was previously a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. As a guest musician, Mr. Tosky has performed frequently with the New York Philharmonic, as well as with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has held fellowships at orchestral festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, and the New York String Orchestra Seminar. Other festival appearances include Le Domaine Forget, the Brevard Music Center, and the Wabass Institute.

    Outside of the orchestra, Mr. Tosky is Distinguished Artist faculty at the McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University, and is devoted to keeping music in public schools. In 2014, he travelled to Colombia, South America on invitation from La Academia Filarmónica de Medellín to offer private instruction and masterclasses. As a chamber artist, he has participated in performances in Europe and Asia, and recently performed Nino Rota's Divertimento Concertante with the Western Piedmont Symphony.

    A native of North Carolina, Tosky began his musical education in the public school system and would go on to attend the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he had the opportunity to study under pedagogue Lawrence Hurst. After completing his studies at IU, he would gain a master’s degree as a member of the Orchestral Performance program at the Manhattan School of Music, working with Timothy Cobb. Other influential teachers include Peter Lloyd, Jeffrey Turner, Hal Robinson, and Orin O'Brien.

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Western Piedmont Symphony Masterworks Concert II
2015-11-07 FOCUS Newspaper,
"...the Divertimento Concertante is really a concerto in four movements. It is full of colors and textures and is quite challenging for the soloist, exhibiting all of the possibilities and stretching the limits of the instrument. Mr. Tosky met the challenges with ease. His playing was clear and vibrant and radiated great beauty. Frankly, the performance exceeded any of the recorded performances I have been able to find..."
(W. Gerald Cochran)
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