Milad Daniari TŌN ’18

double bass

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Double bassist Milad Daniari maintains a dynamic career as a chamber musician and orchestral bassist on the east coast and around the country, having appeared at Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera House, David H. Koch Theater, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is a member of New York Classical Players; Principal Bass of Pegasus: The Orchestra; and has performed with American Ballet Theatre, Musica Sacra, New York Oratorio Society, the Vermont Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony, Albany Symphony, Allentown Symphony, and more. Uniquely committed to chamber music on the bass, he has appeared with Frisson Ensemble, Decoda–the Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall, The Sebastians, The Verona Quartet, and the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra. Festival appearances include the Chelsea Music Festival, Bard Music Festival, Alba Music Festival, Colorado College Music Festival, Round Top Festival Institute, and the National Repertory Orchestra. As part of Chesapeake Virtuosi, a chamber music collective, he was a 2021 recipient of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation’s USArtists International Grant, performing a tour through Northern Italy featuring solo and chamber double bass music, including works by Bottesini and Iranian composer Behzad Ranjbaran. He was a finalist in the Fort Worth Symphony Young Artist Competition.

As an educator, Mr. Daniari coaches the bassists of the New York Youth Symphony and served as double bass instructor at The Browning School in NYC. In years prior, he was a site leader and teaching artist at the Empire State Youth Orchestra CHIME program, bringing music into the lives of students from economically disadvantaged communities in the Capital Region of New York.

Mr. Daniari was previously an inaugural member and co-principal bass of The Orchestra Now. Prior to completing his Master of Music degree at Bard College, he obtained his Bachelor of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music. His primary instructors are Timothy Cobb, Blake Hinson, and Satoshi Okamoto of the New York Philharmonic.

As an Iranian-American, Mr. Daniari is particularly passionate about his heritage and amplifying the music of Iranian composers and Persian culture.

Mr. Daniari performs on a Chris Threlkeld double bass (“Draylen”) made in 2018 in commemoration of Draylen Mason.

Milad Daniari will perform with The Orchestra Now on May 21, 2023.

Bio: May 2023