Artist Bio

Danny Koo, violin

“Unstinting in energetic projection every step of the way” (Calgary Herald), violinist Danny Koo has appeared as a chamber musician, soloist, and Concertmaster all around the world. As a new member of Ensemble DITTO, an extraordinary chamber music group with a vision to introduce new audiences to the chamber music repertoire, Koo will go on tour this summer throughout South Korea. An avid chamber musician, he has recently collaborated with Johannes Moser, Lluís Claret, Kim Kashkashian, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Joseph Kalichstein, Michael Nicolas, Richard O’Neill, Burt Hara, Donald Weilerstein, David Hetherington, Soovin Kim, and members of the Parker and Dover Quartets. He has been invited as a “rising star” to La Jolla SummerFest, the Perlman Chamber Music Program, the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, and Banff Centre Chamber Music Program and performs frequently with the Wellesley Chamber Players, Music Street, and Music for Food. A passionate teacher, Danny Koo teaches at New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School as well as privately in Boston and Korea. A strong believer in creating a tangible change in the world through music, he has been a part of Kim Kashkashian’s Music for Food initiative since its inception and is currently the coordinator for the Women’s Lunch Place Concert Series. Born in Chicago and raised in Philadelphia, Koo received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from New England Conservatory, studying with Donald Weilerstein, Soovin Kim, and Malcolm Lowe, and was the recipient of the Beneficent Society Scholarship and Vernon Scholarship.