“Unstinting in energetic projection every step of the way” (Calgary Herald), violinist Danny Koo has appeared both nationally and internationally as chamber musician, soloist, and recitalist.
An avid chamber musician, Danny has recently collaborated with Soovin Kim, Randall Scarlata, Johannes Moser, Lluis Claret, Kim Kashkashian, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Joseph Kalichstein, Vivian Weilerstein, Burt Hara, Donald Weilerstein, David Hetherington, and members of the Parker and Dover Quartets. From 2016-2017, Danny was a member of Ensemble DITTO, and has toured South Korea with this ensemble, playing in many of South Korea's premier halls.
Excited to bring his music to Korea, Danny was Playbill's 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, EBS, SBS, TVN. Danny has been invited as a ‘rising star’ to SummerFest at La Jolla, Perlman Chamber Music Program, Banff Chamber Program, and Music@Menlo and has appeared recently at the Kennedy Center, Jordan Hall, Faneuil Hall, Old South Meeting Place, and the Seoul Arts Center. In the Summer of 2017, Danny went on tour with Ensemble DITTO throughout South Korea, took part in the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival with the Kafka Quartet as the 2017-2018 Resident Ensemble, and attended Music@Menlo as an International Program Artist.
Born in Chicago and raised in Philadelphia, Danny started with the Suzuki program and eventually went on to be mentored by Helen Kwalwasser. Danny received his Bachelor and Masters degrees from New England Conservatory, studying with Donald Weilerstein, Soovin Kim, and Malcolm Lowe. He was the recipient there of the Beneficent Society Scholarship and Vernon Scholarship.