daniel ching
  • Associate Professor of Practice in Violin
  • 1st Violin, Miró Quartet
dching@austin.utexas.edu
Office Location: MBE 2.132
Specialties:
  • Violin Performance

Education BM, Oberlin Conservatory of Music; MM, Cleveland Institute of Music; GA, The Juilliard School

About Daniel Ching, a founding member of the Miró Quartet, began his violin studies at the age of 3 under tutelage of his father. At age 5, he entered the San Francisco Conservatory Preparatory Division on a full twelve‐year scholarship, where he studied violin with Serban Rusu and Zaven Melikian, and chamber music with Susan Bates. At the age of 10, Ching was first introduced to string quartets. A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Daniel studied violin with Kathleen Winkler, Roland and Almita Vamos, and conducting with Robert Spano and Peter Jaffe. He completed his Masters degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with former Cleveland Quartet violinist Donald Weilerstein. He also studied recording engineering and production with Thomas Knab of Telarc, and subsequently engineered the Miró Quartet’s first promotional disc. In addition to teaching, Ching concurrently maintains an active international touring schedule as a member of the Miró Quartet.
He is a discerning connoisseur of all things cinematic and electronic. Before Ching became a busy parent, he was an avid skier and a dedicated reader of science fiction—he looks forward to returning to those passions, some day. In his free time, he enjoys hosting happy hours with friends and lounging at home with his wife Sandy, their two sons, and two cats.

Courses Primary violin lessons; string chamber music; independent study

Recent Recordings Complete Beethoven Cycle Transcendence

Recent Press Miró Quartet Performs Beethoven for Orcas Island Music Festival