Daniel Dastoor poses with a violin
Violinist Daniel Dastoor Photo: Donna Santos

Violinist Daniel Dastoor has emerged as one of Canada’s leading young artists, as a chamber musician and soloist. Daniel is a winner of the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award, the Calgary Philharmonic’s Marley Rynd Memorial Performance Scholarship, won first and second prize at the Glenn Gould School Chamber Music Competition and won first and second prize at the Fontainebleau Festival’s Prix Ravel. He has performed as soloist with the Lethbridge Symphony and with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. A passionate chamber musician, Daniel participated in the Perlman Music Program, Kneisel Hall, NAC’s Young Artist, Trondheim Chamber Music, Banff Centre and Fontainebleau festivals. He has also competed in the Joseph Joachim and Fischoff competitions, has participated in the International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove masterclasses and has performed at the Festival de Febrero and Rockport Chamber series. Most recently, he completed an Artist Diploma at the Glenn Gould School studying with Paul Kantor and Barry Shiffman as a Temerty Fellow. He holds degrees in music and in computer science from the Mount Royal Conservatory, University of Calgary and University of Toronto. A native of Montréal, Quebec, Daniel is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma in Chamber Music with Ian Swensen at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

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