Hailed as an "Exemplary Leader" by the New York Times for leading members of New York Philharmonic and 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. He is a prizewinner of numerous competitions and soloed with orchestras around the world.
Daniel Andai is concertmaster and frequent soloist of the Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) since 2010, where he also made special appearances for Genius 100 visionaries performing on a Holocaust surviving violin as part of the Violins of Hope collection, as well as JAXA Astronaut Soichi Noguchi's private induction to the Genius 100 Visionary roster, courtesy of NASA, while he orbited Earth aboard the International Space Station. 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, and appeared as guest concertmaster with orchestras in Mexico, Brazil, Switzerland, and France, section violinist of New York Philharmonic and Miyazaki Festival Orchestra (Japan), and worked closely with members of major string quartets, symphony, opera, and ballet orchestras from around the world.
As an educator, he brings a multifaceted style of teaching, suited for students of all ages and skill.
Dr. Daniel Andai is Dean of the Music Division at New World School of the Arts (Miami, Florida) where he is the Chief Academic Officer, responsible for operating a music partnership between Miami Dade College, University of Florida, and Miami Dade County Public Schools. He is Artistic Director of Killington Music Festival (Killington, Vermont), Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Alhambra Orchestra in Miami. Previously, he served as 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, in addition to over 30 summer music festivals. During this time, he worked with some of the world’s greatest classical and pop artists.
He has served on boards and advisory boards, been invited to serve as a panelist for Jeb and Columba Bush's Arts4Life organization and has performed for numerous world dignitaries, including Hilary Clinton, Donald Trump, Lech Walesa, Al Gore, Benjamin Netanyahu, among others. He has performed with countless recognized artists in the pop and classical fields.
Daniel Andai is an alumnus of University of Miami (DMA), Manhattan School of Music (PS & MM), Lynn University (BM), New World School of the Arts (HS), Miami Dade College and Killington Music Festival.