Dr. Daniel Shomper
Dr. Daniel Shomper is an active performer, chamber musician and teacher. The Baltimore Sun has praised his ‘virtuoso playing’ and complimented his ‘masterful performance’ and ‘lyrical expression.’ He has performed at venues such as the Kennedy Center, the National Art Gallery, and the Washington Arts Club, among others. Additionally, he has performed concerts and in prestigious music festivals in the United States and abroad, including venues in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Prague, Budapest, Helsinki, and Quebec. Dan Shomper is a founding member of the Riverhawk String Quartet, made up of the string faculty from Anne Arundel Community College. He is also a member of the Tapestry Cello Ensemble, which performs a broad range of music written and arranged for cello quartet. Daniel is the Founder and Director of the World Class Chamber Music Series at Anne Arundel Community College, which is debuting this year and features performances by the Riverhawk String Quartet, solo recitals from faculty, and other collaborations. Dr. Shomper is a passionate teacher. He is on faculty at the Annapolis Symphony Academy, the Cellospeak summer music festival, maintains a robust private studio, directs a cello ensemble of his students, and is Adjunct Faculty at Anne Arundel Community College. He is a member of the Annapolis Symphony, performs regularly with the Charleston Symphony and many other orchestras in the DC and Baltimore area. Dr. Shomper received his DMA from the University of Maryland where he studied with David Hardy, Peter Wiley and the Guarneri Quartet, Kenneth Slowik and Evelyn Elsing.