Daniel Frankhuizen has performed throughout the United States and abroad as a soloist, chamber musician, and in several pop groups. Daniel Frankhuizen has made festival appearances in New York (O+, Blue Heron Festival, Fringe Festival, Ithaca Festival, Grassroots Festival of Music and Art), Washington DC (Nuit Blanche, Dog Days), and Orvieto, Italy (Orvieto Musica). He has performed in a variety of venues from Alice Tully Hall, 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 and has played in the Binghamton Philharmonic and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic.
Mr. Frankhuizen is a founding member of the Orvieto Piano Trio, an ensemble that started in Orvieto, Italy during a music festival in 2009. Since their formation, the Orvieto Piano Trio has been actively sharing their love of piano trio literature internationally from Italy, Canada, to the United States. In 2015, the trio independantly released an album of works by Mendelssohn, Smetana, and Piazzolla.
Daniel is active as a composer, arranger, and studio musician in a wide variety of genres. In 2013, he worked with the pop group Holychild on their hit single “Best Friends” (MTV Buzzworthy’s “Song of the Summer”). 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 worked alongside and opened for Roger Daltrey and The Who, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Stefon Harris, Rubblebucket, Miracles of Modern Science, and Ben Sollee. In his own compositions and film scoring, Daniel’s work has been shown at South by Southwest and Toronto Film Festival. Daniel is also an active member of the jazz groups Neil Alexander’s X Ensemble and Bobby Previte's Blueprints.
Daniel is an avid teacher and is in his fourth year as cello faculty at Stringendo Music: Orchestra School of the Hudson Valley. His teaching and workshops are informed by masterclasses from the Guarneri String Quartet, New Zealand String Quartet, Peter Wiley, Zuill Bailey, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society. Daniel holds degrees from Ithaca College, where he studied with Elizabeth Simkin and Purchase College Music Conservatory, where he studied with Julia Lichten.