“Unstinting in energetic projection every step of the way” (Calgary Herald), violinist Danny Koo has appeared as chamber musician, soloist, and recitalist all around the world. He was Playbill’s choice in Scene Playbill Magazine and featured on Arirang's Heart to Heart TV show. His music has been featured on Korean radio and TV channels: KBS, EBS, SBS, TVN. Passionate about bringing a larger audience to the world of classical music, Mr. Koo is leading a project on Naver V Live (Korea’s YouTube) and has his own series that attracts thousands of viewers each show.
An avid chamber musician, Mr. Koo has recently collaborated with Johannes Moser, Lluis Claret, Kim Kashkashian, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Joseph Kalichstein, Vivian Weilerstein, Richard O'neill, Burt Hara, Donald Weilerstein, David Hetherington, and members of the Parker and Dover Quartets. Mr. Koo is a member of Ensemble DITTO, an extraordinary chamber music group with a vision to introduce new audiences to the chamber music repertoire. Mr. Koo has toured South Korea with this ensemble, playing in many of South Korea's premier halls.
Mr. Koo has been invited as a “rising star” to Summerfest at La Jolla, Perlman Chamber Music Program, Banff Chamber Program, and Music@Menlo and has appeared recently at the Kennedy Center, Jordan Hall, Faneuil Hall, Old South Meeting Place, and the Seoul Arts Center. In the Summer of 2017, Mr. Koo went on tour with Ensemble DITTO all over South Korea, took part in the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival with the Kafka Quartet as the 2017 Resident Ensemble, and attended Music@Menlo as an International Program Artist.
Mr. Koo teaches at the New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School as well as privately in Boston and Korea. A strong believer in creating a tangible change in the world through music, Mr. Koo has been a part of Kim Kashkashian’s “Music for Food” initiative since its inception and is currently the coordinator for the Women’s Lunch Place Concert Series. Since the summer of 2017, Mr. Koo is a proud representative partner of OXFAM Korea.
Highlights for Mr. Koo’s 2017-18 season include recitals at the Sejong Chamber Hall, Kennedy Center, and Jordan Hall; residencies at Martha’s Vineyard, Menlo, Burlington, University of Michigan, UC Riverside, New England Conservatory, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and a tour of South Korea with Ensemble DITTO.
Born in Chicago and raised in Philadelphia, Danny Koo received his Bachelor and Masters degrees from New England Conservatory, studying with Donald Weilerstein, Soovin Kim, and Malcolm Lowe, and was the recipient of the Beneficent Society Scholarship and Vernon Scholarship. Mr. Koo plays on a 1901 Vincenzo Postiglione made in Naples.
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