Daniel Sender

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Daniel Sender has appeared as a recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral violinist throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and China.  A native of Philadelphia, Dr. Sender holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance and Education from Ithaca College and graduate degrees from the University of Maryland, where he successfully defended his dissertation, “Folk Elements in Twentieth-Century Hungarian Music.”

During the 2010/2011 academic year, Daniel was a Fulbright Scholar at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest where he studied with the Hungarian violinist Vilmos Szabadi, collaborated with teachers at the Folk Music School of Óbuda, and carried out research in support of his dissertation.  Articles resulting from this research have been accepted for publication.

Prior to his Fulbright Fellowship, Daniel served as first violinist of the Adelphi String Quartet, the Graduate Fellowship String Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Maryland, under the tutelage of the Guarneri and Left Bank Quartets. The Adelphis were semi-finalists in the 2010 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and gave a number of acclaimed concerts, including a collaboration with the Axelrod Quartet for a performance of the Mendelssohn Octet at the National Museum of American History on the Smithsonian’s collection of Stradivarius and Amati instruments.

Named a Presser Scholar by the Theodore Presser Foundation, Daniel was also a recipient of the Anna Sosenko Artist Grant which funded his participation in the 2005 Adriatic Chamber Music Festival in Bonefro, Italy.  Mr. Sender served for four years as the violinist of the Annapolis Chamber Players and his recording of Walter Gieseking’s chamber music has an expected release in 2012 under the Centaur label.

Dr. Sender’s teachers include Rebecca Ansel, Gerald Fischbach, David Salness, and members of the Guarneri Quartet.