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Daniel McIntosh


Daniel McIntosh has taught cello at MacPhail since 1998. Daniel’s teaching is based on principles of string playing handed down from Demetrious Dounis through George Neikrug. He teaches all ages and abilities. Lessons are designed to meet the needs of the individual, focusing on musical expression, technical proficiency, and especially musical literacy.

Before coming to MacPhail Daniel taught cello and chamber music at the University of Wisconsin Summer Music Clinic, Elmira College, Colgate University, Hamilton College, and the Philips Exeter Academy.

Daniel has been principal cellist with many orchestras including the Colorado Philharmonic, New Hampshire Symphony, Opera Company of Boston, New York City Opera National Company, Norwegian National Opera and the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra. He was cellist with the Atlantic Quartet, the Amici Quartet and the Boston Musica Viva. He has performed most of the major cello repertoire including many concerti with orchestras and all 6 Bach Suites. He has completed a cello transcription at the octave of the Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin and appears regularly on MacPhail faculty concerts.

Daniel’s principal teachers in music have been Dudley Powers, Frank Miller, George Neikrug and Otto-Werner Mueller. He holds a Bachelor’s in History from the City University of New York.

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