Described as “authoritative, poised, and dripping with élan” (Jonathan Freeman-Atwood), Korean-Canadian cellist Daniel Hamin Go, is recognised as a special emerging artist in the world of classical music.
Daniel has performed throughout North America and Europe collaborating with renowned musicians including Jonathan Biss, Miriam Fried, Ida Kavafian, Daniel Philips, Rachel Podger, Fazil Say, and Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden; appearing in concert halls such as Berliner Philharmonie, Cadogan, Carnegie Hall, Flagey Studios, and Konzerthaus Berlin; with festival invitations to Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, IMS Prussia Cove, Kronberg Academy’s Cello Masterclass, Krzyzowa Music, Mendelssohn on Mull, Music Academy of the West, Ravinia's Steans Institute of Music, Tsinandali Festival, and Yellow Barn.
As a lover of chamber music, Daniel is a founding member of two ensembles: Duo Beattie-Go with guitarist Tim Beattie, and Duo Therrien-Go with pianist Jean-Luc Therrien – who were recently selected as Debut Atlantic’s touring ensemble and Isabel Bader Centre’s IMAGINE Arts Incubator. Daniel's 2023-24 season includes solo engagements with Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra and the Korean Canadian Symphony Orchestra, chamber music collaborations with 5 at the First, Caledon Music Festival, KALLOS Chamber Music Series, Pocket Concerts, Concerts@100, and an Alberta-tour with Duo Beattie-Go.
Daniel’s education took place in seven institutions across five countries, regularly participating in masterclasses with Steven Isserlis, Ferenc Rados, Rita Wagner, Frans Helmerson, and Ralph Kirshbaum. Daniel received a Bachelor of Music from the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Julia Lichten and David Geber, a Master of Music at the Hochschule für Musik 'Hanns Eisler' Berlin in the class of Stephan Forck and Nicolas Altstaedt, and as a recipient of the prestigious Bicentenary Award and the Drake Calleja Trust Award, Daniel completed an Advanced Diploma at the Royal Academy of Music. During the 2021-22 season, Daniel was an artist-in-residence at the coveted Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel working closely with Gary Hoffman. During the 2022-23 season, Daniel held a fellowship position at the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Residency Program.
Daniel performs on a Cremonese cello made by Francesco Rugeri in 1690, kindly on loan to him by a generous benefactor.