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Daniel Müller-Schott (cancelled)

Daniel Müller-Schott is one of the most sought-after cellists in the world. He can regularly be heard on all the great international concert stages, dazzling audiences as an ambassador for classical music in the 21st century. The New York Times refers to his “intensive expressiveness” and describes him as a “fearless player with technique to burn”. 

Daniel Müller-Schott performs as a soloist with leading orchestras in the United States and in Europe, as well as in Australia with the Sydney and Melbourne symphony orchestras, and in Asia with Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan’s National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. He has appeared in concert with such renowned conductors as Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, Yakov Kreizberg and Sir André Previn, as well as with Marc Albrecht, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Cristian Măcelaru, Thomas Dausgaard, Christoph Eschenbach, Iván Fischer, Alan Gilbert, Manfred Honeck, Neeme Järvi, Susanna Mälkki, Andris Nelsons, Gianandrea Noseda, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Kirill Petrenko and Michael Sanderling.

In addition to performances of the great cello concertos, Daniel Müller-Schott has a special passion in discovering unknown works and extending the cello repertoire, both with his own transcriptions of existing works and through collaboration with contemporary composers. Among the composers who have dedicated concertos to him are André Previn and Peter Ruzicka. 

He is a regular guest at leading international music festivals. As a chamber musician he regularly collaborates with artists such as Nicholas Angelich, Kit Armstrong, Renaud Capuçon, Xavier de Maistre, Julia Fischer, Daniel Hope, Igor Levit, Sabine Meyer, Nils Mönkemeyer, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Francesco Piemontesi, Lauma and Baiba Skride, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, Simon Trpčeski and the Ebene Quartet.

For the Beethoven year 2020, Mr Müller-Schott recorded chamber works as part of an extensive Beethoven-Jubilee-Box released by Deutsche Grammophon. In 2020 he was a guest on two episodes of “Hope@home – On Tour”, where he performed concerts at home during the general shutdown of public life with the celebrated violinist Daniel Hope and broadcast on the ARTE TV network.

Daniel Müller-Schott was born in 1976 in Berlin. He studied with Walter Nothas, Heinrich Schiff and Steven Isserlis. He was the recipient of a scholarship from the Anne-Sophie Mutter foundation, of the Aida Stucki Prize as well as a year of private tuition under Mstislav Rostropovich. At the age of fifteen, Daniel Müller-Schott won first prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in 1992 in Moscow.

He plays the “Ex Shapiro” cello, made by Matteo Goffriller in Venice in 1727.

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