Teacher: Emanuel Borok
Daniel Bae, 13, from Texas, USA, began his musical journey with piano at the age of 4, followed by violin at the age of 5. Currently, he is a student of internationally renowned violinist and teacher, Mr. Emanuel Borok, Violin Professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, USA and Former Concertmaster of Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Previously, he studied with Annie Chalex Boyle, Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University and Adrian Walker, private violin teacher and former member of St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
Daniel’s performance was commended by many audiences and musicians that he already exhibits a very distinct personality and musical maturity with his technical ability and captivating way of communicating with the audiences. Recently, he was selected as the recipient of the prestigious Arkady Fomin Scholarship and the Junior Fellowship of Montecito International Music Festival for his passion and talent for music.
His musical talent has been recognized on many occasions in concerts and competitions including: Overall Winner and String Category Winner in Walgreens National Concerto Competition, First place in the American Protégé International Concerto Competition, Second Place in the New York International Artists Violin Competition, Judge’s Special Prize in the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra’s Marielle Ogletree Young Artists Concerto Competition, First Place in the Houston Civic Symphony’s Young Artists Concerto Competition, Winner in the Texas MTNA Performance Competition, Winner of MTNA South Central Division Performance Competition, First Place in the Youth Orchestras of Lubbock (YOL) Concerto Competition, LMTA Piano Sonata Competition, and Jack Hendrix Piano Competition. As a result of winning these competitions, Daniel has been honored to perform in the prestigious musical venues such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, Bennett-Gordon Hall at Ravinia in Chicago, Morris Cultural Arts Center and Stafford Centre in Houston to name a few. As a soloist, he performed with Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra, Houston Civic Symphony Orchestra, and Youth Orchestras of Lubbock.
In addition to his solo performances, Daniel is currently holding the Concertmaster position of the Symphony Orchestra of Youth Orchestras of Lubbock (the highest group of the YOL orchestras) and has been the concertmaster of the Middle School All Region Orchestra since 2014.
SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THE JURY
Very special performer.
Beautiful playing. Lovely left and right hand control.
Perfect technique, very good musicality.
Excellent performance - confident, controlled, stylistic, musical, and great technique. Looking forward to hearing more of your playing in the future.
Absolutely fantastic child prodigy - congratulations
Excellent artistically and technically.
Fabulous performance! Your Tzigane was excellent - passionate, free with great sound, dynamics and phrasing not to mention the excellent technique. There is a great sincerity to your playing that makes it particularly enjoyable! The Sarasate has great style and character! Bravo!
Tzigane Rapsodie de Concert, Maurice Ravel, 9 min. 50 sec.
Romanza Andaluza, Pablo de Sarasate, 4 min. 43 sec.