Danny Koo

Unstinting in energetic projection every step of the way” (Calgary Herald), violinist Danny Koo has appeared as chamber musician, soloist, and recitalist all around the world.

An avid and sought after chamber musician, Danny has recently collaborated with Soovin Kim, Randall Scarlata, Johannes Moser, Lluis Claret, Kim Kashkashian, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Joseph Kalichstein, Barry Shiffman Vivian Weilerstein, Burt Hara, and Donald Weilerstein. He performs with with Kafka Quartet, Music Street, Wellesley Chamber Players, East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO), Constantia, and the Chameleon Arts Ensemble. From 2016-2017, Danny was a member of Ensemble DITTO, and in April 2018, Danny partnered up with double bassist, Minje Sung, to begin their journey as duo ‘PUNCH’; garnering a lot of attention with their sold-out concert at the Seoul Arts Center and features on: JTBC ‘Classic Today’ and Mnet ‘Classic Dominant’.

Danny was Playbills choice in Scene Playbill Magazine and featured on Arirang’s Heart to Heart TV show. His music has been featured on Korean radio and TV channels: KBS, Arirang, JTBC, Mnet, EBS, SBS, TVN. Danny has been invited to Music@Menlo (International Program), Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival (Kafka Quartet – Resident Ensemble), Summerfest at La Jolla, Perlman Chamber Music Program, Banff Chamber Program, and has given recitals at the Kennedy Center, Jordan Hall, Fanneuil Hall, and Old South Meeting Place. In the summer of 2018, Danny will make his Rockport Music debut playing alongside Barry Shiffman, Clive Greensmith, Roberto Diaz, and Andres Diaz. The Kafka Quartet will also be making their return as the Resident Ensemble at LCCMF.

Born in Chicago and raised in Philadelphia, Danny started with the Suzuki program and eventually went to be mentored by Helen Kwalwasser. Danny received his Bachelor and Masters degrees from the New England Conservatory, studying with Malcolm Lowe, Soovin Kim, and Donald Weilerstein and was the recipient of the Beneficent Society Scholarship and Vernon Scholarship.