Biography

Hailed as an "Exemplary Leader" by the New York Times for leading members of the New York Philharmonic and the Manhattan School of Music in Carnegie Hall, violinist Daniel Andai has shared his versatile artistry as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, concertmaster, conductor and recording artist in major concert venues in over 50 countries across five continents, the Middle East, the Caribbean and over 30 United States. He is a prizewinner of national and international competitions and has soloed with orchestras around the world.  ​


Daniel Andai is concertmaster, frequent soloist and guest conductor of Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO). He was concertmaster and frequent soloist of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas in New York with whom he recorded multiple Billboard rated SONY Classical CD’s, made numerous televised solo appearances and was featured on AeroMexico and Virgin Atlantic's in-flight entertainment systems.  


Daniel Andai held guest concertmaster positions with orchestras in Mexico, Brazil, Switzerland, and France, performed in the sections of the New York Philharmonic and the Miyazaki Festival Orchestra in Japan, and worked closely with members of major string quartets as well as symphony, opera and ballet orchestras around the world.    ​


Daniel Andai is Dean of Music at New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida and Artistic Director of Killington Music Festival in Vermont. Dr. Andai previously was violin professor and Marialice Shivers Endowed Chair in Fine Arts at University of Texas in Edinburg and served on faculties at Miami-Dade College and New World School of the Arts. He hold degrees from University of Miami, Manhattan School of Music and Lynn University.