Daniel Hass

Canadian cellist and composer Daniel Hass has built an impressive career that encompasses a diverse range of pursuits, genres, and achievements. He has performed as a soloist with orchestras across Canada, the Unites States, and Europe; has been commissioned by the Glenn Gould Foundation, Random Access Music, Tribeca New Music, and the Revolve Dance Program; and has received awards and grants from institutions such as the Stulberg Competition, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Sylva Gelber Foundation.

Daniel is a founding member of the Renaissance String Quartet, alongside violinists Randall Goosby and Jeremiah Blacklow, and violist Jameel Martin. The quartet had its debut recital in New York in April of 2023, where they premiered Daniel’s first string quartet, “Love and Levity.” A month later they went on an extensive tour of Jamaica, performing and teaching at schools across the country. At the their recital in Kingston, which benefited Jamaica Red Cross and the Immaculate Conception High School Orchestra, the quartet performed a variety of classical and Jamaican compositions, including Daniel’s arrangements of “Satisfy My Soul” by Bob Marley and “Many Rivers to Cross” by Jimmy Cliff.

A sought-after chamber musician in New York, Daniel frequently performs as a guest artist with the Jupiter Chamber Players, the Omega Ensemble, and Random Access Music. Uniquely versatile as cellist, Daniel often performs and records with modern jazz ensembles such as Orlando Furioso (winner of the 2023 German Jazz awards) and Phillip Golub’s Abiding Memory Quintet, as well as with pop and folk artists such as May Rio, Lila Dupont, and Sloppy Jane.

Daniel is an alum of the Perlman Music Program. He graduated from Juilliard in 2017 as a recipient of the Kovner Fellowship, and in 2021 with a Master's Degree. He studied with cellists Timothy Eddy and Joel Krosnick, and violinists Areta Zhulla and Itzhak Perlman. He plays the 1730 ‘Newland’ Joannes Franciscus Celoniatus cello from Turin, Italy, on generous loan from the Canada Council for the Arts.