cellist + composer




Ligeti Solo Sonata - Capriccio
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Ligeti - Sonata for Solo Cello: Capriccio



Daniel Frankhuizen has performed throughout the United States and abroad as a soloist, chamber musician, and in several pop groups. He has performed in venues from Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall, to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and Storm King Art Center. He has served as principal cellist for the Empire Chamber Orchestra and Opera in the Ozarks Festival Orchestra.

Daniel is equally comfortable performing contemporary classical, jazz, and popular music. In 2008, his cello playing was recorded with John Brown’s Body on their album “Amplify”, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Reggae Chart. Daniel has recorded with and performed alongside a wide array of artists from Roger Daltrey and The Who to Rubblebucket, Miracles of Modern Science, and Stefon Harris. Daniel is also an active member of third stream groups Bobby Previte's Blueprints Ensemble and Neil Alexander’s X Ensemble. 

Daniel is a founding member of the Orvieto Piano Trio, a group that over the last ten years, has performed classical piano trio literature throughout the United States, Canada, and Italy. In 2014, the Orvieto Piano Trio released a recording of works by Mendelssohn, Smetana, and Piazzolla. In 2018, Daniel was Artist-in-Residence at the Chinquapin Arts Center in Oregon with the Chinquapin String Quartet, where they premiered an electro-acoustic opera by composer Alex Vassos.



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