DANIEL YUE is a renowned violinist and a member of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra since January 2019. He was born in Datong, China, and began playing the violin before the age of four. His prodigious talent was recognized early on when he was selected for the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing with the highest ranking. At just 13 years old, he was invited to play a concert with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
Throughout his career, Daniel has received numerous accolades, including an honorable prize in the 8th National Youth Violin Competition in Qingdao, China, and the Silver Medal in the 2008 China Central Television Piano & Violin Competition. He has also attended several prestigious international competitions, such as the Lipinski-Wieniawski International Competition in Poland and the Sixth International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in South Korea.
Daniel’s talent has taken him to perform in prestigious venues worldwide, such as his debut at Carnegie Hall in 2013, after winning the KBS New York International Violin Competition. He has also performed with the Yokohama Chamber Orchestra in Japan and has been invited to play at numerous music festivals worldwide, including the Portland Bach Music Festival, the Hong Kong International Music Festival, Fontainebleau School of Music and the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine.
In addition to his impressive performances, Daniel has also been recognized for his dedication to music education. In 2020, he was appointed as the Education Director at the Hawaii International Music Festival, where he teaches and inspires young musicians to achieve their potential.
In addition to his accomplished career as a violinist, Daniel has also become an internet sensation through the successful founding of his “Squeaking Violin” channel in China. Garnering over 100,000 followers and with over 80 students actively taking lessons from him, his innovative teaching methods for fundamental violin skills have been highly praised. Chinese media have even bestowed upon him the title of “the internet Suzuki.” Through “Squeaking Violin,” Daniel aims to inspire and educate the next generation of violinists, while also sharing his love for classical music with a wider audience.