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Biography
Daniel Sharp is a devoted orchestra musician and currently holds the piccolo position with Symphony in C, a professional training orchestra based in New Jersey. He recently won the piccolo position for the 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra, which performed a live, streaming concert at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney Australia this past March to an audience of over 33 million people. He has worked with many internationally renowned conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Christoph Eschenbach, Rossen Milanov, Luis Biava, and Alasadair Neale.

In June of 2011, Daniel studied at the National Orchestra Institute, held annually at the University of Maryland. NOI challenges participants to push their musical boundaries through performances involving unconducted chamber orchestra, chamber music, traditional symphony orchestra, and improv ensembles. In 2007, Daniel was invited to attend the Gubbio Summer Music Festival in Gubbio (PG), Italy, where he studied with Andrea Oliva.

As an active chamber musician, Daniel co-founded the Philadelphia Harp Trio, with harpist Maryanne Meyer and violist Shane Barker, in 2004. The Trio performs recitals in the Philadelphia metro-area. While in high school, Daniel was a member of the Weinstein Advanced Study Woodwind Quintet at the Settlement Music School. This endowed, scholarship ensemble is coached by Shirley Curtiss. Daniel and his 2005 quintet colleagues were featured on the NPR’s From the Top.

Daniel has performed in master classes with musicians such as Emmanuel Pahud, Susan Milan, and many members of the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Daniel recently completed a Masters in Music in flute performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying under Timothy Day. His past teachers have included Ilya Ovrutsky and Kazuo Tokito. Orchestral, Solo, and Chamber performance videos can be found on his website or on YouTube.com/danielsharp659.



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