Marie Daniels is a violist devoted to sharing her passion for music as a performer, teacher and entrepreneur. An active solo, chamber and orchestral musician, Marie performs in and around New York City and loves traveling across the world to teach and perform in countries such as Brazil, China, England, Germany, Japan, France, and Mexico. She appears regularly as a substitute with the Rhode Island Philharmonic and the Charleston Symphony and recently joined the New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist faculty.
Marie was a 2015 recipient of Juilliard's Benzaquen Career Advancement Grant for demonstrating outstanding artistry and achievement in leadership, entrepreneurship, and breadth of engagement.
An advocate for historical performance, Marie performs often with period-instrument ensembles such as Juilliard415, New York Baroque Incorporated & Trinity Baroque Orchestra. She is also a member of Quartet Resound, and New York Classical Quartet, highlighting the performance of early string quartets by playing on instruments of the era. The year 2016 will include a world premiere of a classical monodrama at Bucknell University, performances at the Montana Early Music Festival and an orchestra tour with Trinity Baroque Orchestra.
In 2012 Marie founded The Woodlands ChamberFest, an annual week-long workshop teaching young students communication, collaboration and leadership through chamber music. The Woodlands ChamberFest has since doubled in size and is now sponsored as an educational program of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. (read more)
Marie holds a Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School and currently resides in New York. She is also a serious marathon runner, having completed eight marathons including Boston and New York, and loves the color pink.