Dr. Daniel Davies holds a Master's degree from the Juilliard School, where he studied with
Harvey Shapiro and a Doctorate from Northwestern University where he studied with Hans
Jørgen-Jensen. Other influences include Bernard Greenhouse and Lorne Munroe.
An experienced and consummate performer, Dr. Davies has performed with orchestras
throughout the country. On the east coast, he performed with the Westchester Symphony, the
Queens Orchestral Society, the Greenwich Symphony and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic.
When in Chicago, he was principal cellist of the New Philharmonic Orchestra, a member of
the Elgin and Lake Forest symphonies, and performed with other Chicago-area orchestras,
including the Chicago and Milwaukee Symphonies. He was also a familiar face in the Chicago
free-lance circuit, participating in various recordings and shows, including Miss Saigon,
Phantom of the Opera, and Showboat. He was a founding
member of the Paragon Ragtime
Orchestra and participated in their inaugural recording, “On the Boardwalk”.Currently, he is a
member of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Stockton and
Sacramento symphonies.