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Our newest addition to the UT Pan American string program, Dr. Daniel Andai was selected to be the Marialice Shivers Endowed Chair of Fine Arts. Hailed by The New York Times as an "Exemplary Leader" for his Carnegie Hall performance with members of the New York Philharmonic, violinist Daniel Andai has shared his versatile artistry, as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and recording artist, in major concert venues across five continents, the Middle East, the Caribbean and over 25 United States. He has made special appearances with important classical and pop artists as well as for important world dignitaries.
Named one of "20 under 40" from both Poder Magazine and The Miami Herald for exerting influence over the arts, he is a prize winner in national and international competitions. As soloist with orchestras, he has been featured in North, South and Central Americas, as well as Europe and Russia.
Daniel Andai is the concertmaster of The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) and the New York based, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (POA). He recorded, as soloist and concertmaster, the Billboard's highly rated SONY Classical CD's, Mi Alma Mexicana, and was a featured soloist on POA's tour throughout Mexico, Vermont and in New York's Lincoln Center. His televised solo appearances at the Auditorio National and the Angel of Independence, for a crowd of millions during Mexico's Bicentennial Celebrations, are highly regarded. Most recently, Daniel Andai returned as guest concertmaster of the Orquesta de Mineria with soloist Placido Domingo for a sold out performance in Mexico.
Daniel Andai is professor of violin at the New World School of the Arts and the Miami-Dade College, in partnership with the University of Florida. He is also on the faculty of the Killington Music Festival in Vermont and served on the advisory board for the City of Aventura Performing Arts Center. He is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music Orchestral Program (as a Rafael Bronstein Award and Helen F. Whitaker Scholarship recipient) and the the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University in Florida.