Violist Daniel Wang has recently become a member of the San Antonio Symphony after being offered a section viola spot in January 2016. Daniel is originally from Lake Jackson, Texas and spent his teenage years in Taipei, Taiwan. He began playing the violin when he was 8 and viola when he was 16. Very quickly, he fell in love with the rich sound of the viola and has never looked back.
He went on to get his Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University, studying with Alan de Veritch, and Master of Music from Rice University, studying with James Dunham. Some of his other major mentors have been Jay Liu and Jonathan Vinocour of San Francisco Symphony, and Joan DerHovsepian of Houston Symphony.
Daniel is a two time fellow of the Pacific Music Festival and has also participated in Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and Sarasota Music Festival. He spends most of his free time reading or composing. He is also a die-hard San Antonio Spurs fan and is thrilled to be in the same town as his favorite sports team.