Daniel Wang is a Taiwanese American violist. He joined the San Antonio Symphony in January 2016 and is also a substitute violist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Daniel is originally from Lake Jackson, Texas, and spent his teenage years living in Taipei, Taiwan. He began learning the violin when he was eight and was encouraged by his orchestra teacher to try the viola when he was sixteen. Very quickly, he fell in love with the beautiful sound of the viola and never looked back.
Daniel has degrees from Indiana University and Rice University, where he studied with Alan de Veritch and James Dunham. While he was a music student, he had opportunities to perform in many places around the world as a participant of the Pacific Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, and Sarasota Music Festival. His other mentors are Jay Liu and Jonathan Vinocour of San Francisco Symphony, and Joan DerHovsepian of Houston Symphony.