KILLINGTON - The Killington Music Festival is pleased to
announce the appointment of Dr. Daniel Andai as the new artistic
Daniel Andai has served on the violin faculty of the Killington
Music Festival and performed to rave reviews in the festival's
Music in the Mountains concert series for several years. His
outstanding talent, experience, and musical sensitivity bring a
unique strength to the position. The Killington Music
Festival is especially proud of his accomplishments since he is a
festival alumnus and product of the residency program. Proven to be
one of the most popular faculty members at the festival, he has
been consistently ranked by many of the students as an inspiring
mentor and exceptional teacher.
Hailed by The New York Times as an "Exemplary Leader" for
leading members of the New York Philharmonic and the Manhattan
School of Music in Carnegie Hall, Daniel Andai has shared his
versatile artistry as a soloist, recitalist, concertmaster, chamber
musician, conductor and recording artist across five continents,
the Middle East, the Caribbean and over 30 United States.
Daniel Andai is an international competition prize winner who
has soloed with orchestras in Europe, Russia, North, South and
Central Americas. Currently concertmaster and frequent guest
conductor and soloist of the Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO), he is
the founder of the MISO Special Development Program, a scholarship
driven orchestra training program for aspiring young artists.
Previously concertmaster of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the
Americas in New York, he toured extensively as a soloist and
recorded the billboards highly rated SONY Record CD's. He has
led orchestras as guest concertmaster in the U.S., Brazil, Mexico,
France and Switzerland, performed in the sections of the New York
Philharmonic and Miyazaki Orchestra in Japan, and was first
violinist of the touring Vols String Quartet.
Dr. Andai is the violin professor at the University of Texas Pan
American and former Marialice Shivers Endowed Chair in Fine Arts.
Prior appointments include faculty positions at the New World
School of the Arts and Miami-Dade College.
The Killington Music Festival is looking forward to Daniel Andai
joining the organization as they celebrate 32 years of high quality
music, education and performance.
The festival plans to expand next summer's chamber music program
to include an orchestra program of highly skilled international
master teachers and performers.