Praised by the Chicago Music Report for his “warm and luminous sound”, cellist Daniel Kaler received his Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2019 under the tutelage of Mark Kosower. He currently studies with Brinton Smith at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.
In recent years, Kaler has performed concertos by Walton, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Saint-Saëns, and Dvorák with the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, Chautauqua Music School Festival Orchestra, Asheville Symphony, and Midwest Young Artists’s Symphony Orchestra, to name a few. He has been awarded top prizes at major competitions such as the Sigma Alpha Iota Competition and North International Music Competition. Performances for the 2019-20 season include the J.C. Bach Concerto with the New Mexico Philharmonic as well as a recital at Rice University.
Kaler has attended many festivals, performing at the Bowdoin International Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, Chautauqua Music Festival, and Sarasota Music Festival, collaborating with renowned artists such as Larry Rachleff, Timothy Muffitt, and Jeffrey Kahane, and acquiring significant experience in the realm of solo, chamber, and orchestral performance.
Kaler is a subject in the newly released documentary “Hear Us”, directed by Takashi Doscher and produced by Craig Miller Productions.