Daniel Müller-Schott ranks among the world’s best cellists and can be heard on all of the foremost international concert stages. The cellist born in Munich in 1976 delights his audiences with energetic interpretations, perfectly combining technical brilliance with great intellectual and emotional acuity.
All over the world he has appeared in concert with such renowned conductors as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Michael Gielen, Alan Gilbert, Bernard Haitink, Dmitrij Kitajenko, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, André Previn and Jukka-Pekka Saraste. The cellist works with such leading international orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, the orchestras in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Leipzig and Hamburg, the Orchestre de Paris, the BBC Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra as well as the Spanish National Orchestra and NHK Symphony Orchestra.
Daniel Müller-Schott is a regular guest at international festivals of music, for example in Salzburg, Lucerne, Schleswig-Holstein, Rheingau, Schwetzingen and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, at the Schubertiade and “Heidelberger Frühling”, at the City of London Festival, the Festival of Chamber Music Vancouver and in the USA at festivals, for example in Ravinia, Saratoga, Tanglewood and Aspen.
In addition to performances of the great cello concertos, Daniel Müller-Schott has a special interest in discovering unknown works and extending the cello repertoire, e.g. with his own adaptations and through cooperation with composers. Sir André Previn and Peter Ruzicka have both dedicated a cello concerto to him which were premiered last season.
The highlights of the 2011/12 season are the German tour with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Kurt Masur, the concert at the Wiener Musikverein with the Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich under Andrés Orozco-Estrada and trio recitals with Anne-Sophie Mutter and André Previn. His chamber music partners 11/12 are among others Nicolas Angelich, Renaud Capuçon, Julia Fischer, Jonathan Gilad, Viviane Hagner, Sharon Kam, Xavier de Maistre and Francesco Piemontesi.
Daniel Müller-Schott studied under Walter Nothas, Heinrich Schiff and Steven Isserlis. He has benefited from the personal sponsorship and support of Anne-Sophie Mutter as the holder of a scholarship from her Foundation. In 1992, at the age of fifteen, he first caused a sensation internationally by winning the 1st Prize at the Moscow International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians.
Daniel Müller-Schott has already built up a sizeable discography. His recordings have been enthusiastically received by both the public and the press and have also received numerous awards, including the Gramophone Editor’s Choice, Strad Selection, and the BBC Music Magazine’s “CD of the month”.
Daniel Müller-Schott is supporting the “Rhapsody in School” project in an honorary capacity. He also demonstrates his wholehearted commitment to music in his master classes to which he is invited in Europe and in the USA.
Daniel Müller-Schott plays the “Ex Shapiro” Matteo Goffriller cello, made in Venice in 1727.
Further information can be found at www.thecellist.com, and a great number of videos on YouTube.