- Associate Professor of Practice in Violin
- 1st Violin, Miró Quartet
- Violin Performance
Daniel Ching, a founding member of the Miró Quartet, spent his childhood years in the San Francisco area, and began playing the violin under the guidance of his father at age 3. 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. As a student at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music he studied violin with Kathleen Winkler, Roland and Almita Vamos, and conducting with Robert Spano and Peter Jaffe. He holds his M.M. from 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. Daniel is a discerning connoisseur of all things electronic, an avid skier and tennis player, and a dedicated reader of science fiction. Daniel serves as Associate Professor of Practice (Violin) at the University of Texas at Austin.