Daniel Mitnitsky, cello

General information


Cellist Daniel Mitnitsky, born in 1987, is a native of Tel Aviv, presently performing internationally with various ensembles. Since joining the Aviv Quartet in 2015, he plays throughout Europe, North and South America, and in Israel, in major venues as well as festivals and residencies. Recent projects include the recording of Schubert’s string trio D. 581 and string quintet D. 956 with cellist Amit Peled joining the Aviv Quartet, and a season-long presentation of the full cycle of Beethoven’s string quartet (in partnership with Agence Crescendo and RTS/Espace 2).

From early on, Daniel received the support of the David Goldman Outstanding Young Musicians Program of the Jerusalem Music Centre and of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. Since then he has won other scholarships and prizes, including the Rachel and Dov Gottesman Cello Prize in Aviv Competition, Dan Ben-Bassat Scholarship, and first prizes in the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Concerto and Chamber Music Competitions. Daniel has also been supported by the International Menuhin Music Academy, studying under Pablo de Naverán and Maxim Vengerov, and performing as a member of the Menuhin Academy Soloists.

Stage appearances include the Victoria Hall, Tonhalle Zürich, de Doelen (Rotterdam), Tivoli Vredenburg (Utrecht), Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ (Amsterdam), Jordan Hall (Boston), Sala São Paulo, Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Jerusalem Theatre. Daniel Mitnitsky has recorded for and has been featured on Kol HaMusica Radio Broadcast numerous times. He has participated in Cello Biennale Amsterdam, Perlman Music Program, Keshet Eilon Mastercourse, Aspen Music Festival and School, Gstaad Festival and Centre d’Arts Orford; and performed with artists such as Maxim Vengerov, Itzhak Perlman, and members of the Juilliard and Talich String Quartet and Jacques Thibaud String Trio. His main mentor is Zvi Harell, with whom he studied for 17 years.

Mitnitsky currently resides in Lausanne, Switzerland, and is a member of l’Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne.

Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University (B.M. 2012 magna cum laude); New England Conservatory (M.M. 2014, G.D. 2015; Edward Hyde Cox Presidential Scholarship); International Menuhin Music Academy