Daniel Ching



Biography

Daniel?Ching,?a?founding?member?of?the?Miró?Quartet,?began?his?violin?studies?at?the?age?of?3?under?tutelage?of?his?father.??At?age?5,?he?entered?the?San?Francisco?Conservatory?Preparatory?Division?on?a?full?twelve?year?scholarship,?where?he?studied?violin?with?Serban?Rusu?and?Zaven?Melikian,?and?chamber?music?with?Susan?Bates.?At?the?age?of?10,?Daniel?was?first?introduced?to?string?quartets.?

A?graduate?of?the?Oberlin?Conservatory?of?Music,?Daniel?studied?violin?with?Kathleen?Winkler,?Roland?and?Almita?Vamos,?and?conducting?with?Robert?Spano?and?Peter?Jaffe.?He?completed?his?Masters?degree?at?the?Cleveland?Institute?of?Music,?where?he?studied?with?former?Cleveland?Quartet?violinist?Donald?Weilerstein.?He?also?studied?recording?engineering?and?production?with?Thomas?Knab?of?Telarc,?and?subsequently?engineered?the Miró?Quartet's?first?promotional?disc.

Daniel?is?on?faculty?at?the?Sarah?and?Ernest?Butler?School?of?Music?at?the?University?of?Texas?at?Austin,?where?he?teaches?private?violin?students?and?coaches?chamber?music.??He concurrently?maintains?an?active?international?touring?schedule?as?a?member?of?the?Miró Quartet.

Daniel?is?a?discerning?connoisseur?of?all?things?cinematic?and?electronic.??Before?he?became a?busy?parent,?Daniel?was?an?avid?skier?and?a?dedicated?reader?of?science?fiction-he?looks? forward?to?returning?to?those?passions,?some?day.??In?his?free?time,?Daniel?enjoys?hosting? happy?hours?with?friends?and?lounging?at?home?with?his?wife?Sandy?(also?a?member?of?the quartet),?their?two?sons,?and?two?cats.??
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