Daniel Lamas

Violin, Viola Teacher

Daniel Lamas


New York, NY
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Chilean born violist, Daniel Lamas leads a versatile career as a performer and pedagogue. Lamas made his solo debut at the age of 16 (on the violin) and has since appeared as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral principal worldwide.

As the former (and founding) principal violist of the Orquesta de Cámara de Valdivia, Daniel’s international solo debut was met with much acclaim. Other orchestral positions include former principal violist of the Musik Landschaft Westfalen Philharmonie in Germany, Penderecki Academy Orchestra in Poland, and various ensembles in NYC and Miami. In 2020 Daniel gave the second performance of the “Tirana” Viola concerto, written for him by Dr. Derek Cooper (2016), a piece based on Chilean folklore. 

A passionate and dedicated pedagogue, Daniel specializes in building a solid technical and musical foundation for all students he works with. From absolute beginners to adult amateurs and conservatory level students, each student’s instruction is uniquely tailored to develop their individual artistry. 

Daniel has worked with undergraduate students from Florida International University, the Krakow Conservatory, Austral University of Chile, pre-college students from the Juilliard School’s MAP program, and public school students grades K-12. 

Daniel studied at the Manhattan School of Music and the Paris Conservatoire. His principal teachers include Daniel Avshalomov, Teodor Coman, Karen Dreyfus, Michael Klotz, Patinka Kopec, Antoine Tamestit, and Misha Vitenson.

Daniel received his Suzuki Teacher Training from the Memphis, Greater Austin, and Japan Seattle Suzuki Institutes, where he was mentored by Colleen Fitzgerald, Oscar Soler, and Cathryn Lee.

Please visit: www.lamasstringstudio.com for more information!