Daniel Fuchs is a violin performer and teacher based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He appears regularly in solo, chamber music and orchestral settings locally, as well as in his hometown of Montreal.
Known for his leadership qualities, Daniel has held many principal roles in orchestras, including concertmaster of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, McGill Sinfonietta and Montreal Youth Symphony Orchestra, as well as principal positions in the McGill Symphony Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra of the Americas. Currently, he performs with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and is co-concertmaster of the Memorial University Chamber Orchestra, and in the past has played with the Sherbrooke Symphony Orchestra (Quebec).
A devoted chamber musician, Daniel performs regularly with the Strong Harbour Strings Collective and Jewish Music Ensemble, Siach Hasadeh. In 2016, Daniel participated in the Tuckamore Music Festival in St. John’s. Earlier that year, he performed with Montreal-based tango group, Quartango. In 2015, he played a concert at Montreal’s Salle Bourgie, alongside Yehonatan Berick, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Douglas McNabney as part of the Jeunes et Pro series, and in the summers of 2014 and 2015, he performed alongside renowned musicians such as Jonathan Crow, Mark Fewer, Mark Kosower, Denise Djokic and Steven Dann as a fellow in the Toronto Summer Music Festival Academy. In 2013, he participated in the Orford Arts Centre String Quartet Workshop. In addition to chamber music, Daniel has also appeared as a soloist with the Montreal Youth Symphony Orchestra and the West Island Youth Symphony Orchestra and will perform with the Memorial University Chamber Orchestra next spring, as a winner of the university’s 2018 concerto competition.
Daniel is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Violin Performance under the instruction of Nancy Dahn, supported by a full graduate fellowship at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). As a winner of MUN’s Prestige instrument competition, Daniel has been awarded the use of a Hill bow from the school’s instrument collection. Prior to moving to Newfoundland, Daniel completed his Bachelor’s degree at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music under the direction of Denise Lupien and Thomas Williams. Outside of performing, Daniel is also a teaching artist at the Strong Harbour Strings Program, a social program offering free music education to at-risk youth in the Buckmaster Circle’s neighborhood of St. John’s.