The 2022 Stulberg International String Competition Gold Medalist, Daniel Bae is a 21-year-old violinist from Lubbock, Texas. Daniel is currently studying with Li Lin and Stella Chen at the Julliard School in New York, New York. He started studying the violin at the age of five with Adrian Walker, former concertmaster of St. Louis Philharmonic. Later, he studied with Robert Lipsett, and Fabiola Kim at the Pre-College Division of the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, California, the late Emanuel Borok, former concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Professor at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, and Annie Chalex-Boyle, Professor at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. Other teachers and mentors include Zakhar Bron, Kirill Troussov, Martin Beaver, Danielle Belen, Vadim Gluzman, Daniel Heifetz, Simon James, Patinka Kopec, and Joan Kwoun. Daniel’s passion and talent have been recognized in many competitions and other occasions. Most recently, he has won the top prize in the 2022 Stulberg International String Competition, which led to multiple performance opportunities including solo performances with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. Other recent highlights include studio recording and filming for the Music Center’s Spotlight Grand Finale Online Concert hosted by Josh Groban, as the Grand Final Winner in 2021; solo performance with the Lewisville Lake Symphony Orchestra as the Grand Prize Winner of the Vernell Gregg Young Artists Competition in 2021; First Place in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Performance Competition in the Texas State and South-Central Division, and Second Place in the National Finals in 2021; solo performance with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra as the Grand Prize Winner of its Young Artist Concerto Competition in 2020; First Prize in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition in 2020; and an appearance on NPR’s popular program From the Top with host Christopher O’Riley, as a Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award winner, in 2018. Daniel made his solo debut at the age of eleven with the Youth Orchestra of Lubbock in 2014 as the youngest winner of the youth orchestra’s annual concerto competition history. Since then, he performed with many orchestras around the country including Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Colburn Virtuosi Orchestra, Lewisville Lake Symphony Orchestra, Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra, Houston Civic Symphony Orchestra, and Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra. He has performed in various venues including the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, Bennett-Gordon Hall at Ravinia, Morris Cultural Arts Center, and Stafford Centre. Daniel played the national anthem at a major league baseball game in Washington D.C. He has appeared on WHSV3 – ABC’s 1on1 Interview, KLBK – Trends and Friends, and KTTZ – The Front Row. Daniel was honored to perform at the Joshua Bell Gala Dinner Concert and the Joseph Silverstein Tribute Concert. Other honors include Placing one of the five finalists in the Julliard Concerto Competition (2021), First Place winner in the Lewisville Lake Symphony’s Vernell Gregg Young Artists Competition – Junior Division (2017), the Arkady Fomin Scholarship from the Vadim Gluzman’s North Shore Chamber Music Festival (2016), First Prize in the ENKOR International Music Competition (2016), Judge’s Special Prize in the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra’s Marielle Ogletree Young Artists Concerto Competition (2016), First Place in the American Protégé International Concerto Competition (2015), Second Place in the New York International Artists Violin Competition (2015), First Place winner in the MTNA Texas State and South Central Division (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana) Performance Competitions – Junior Division (2015, 2016), and First Place in the Houston Civic Symphony’s Young Artists Concerto Competition (2015), and Overall Winner and String Category Winner of the Walgreens National Concerto Competition (2014). Daniel has attended and performed at many summer music festivals and camps, including the Aspen Music Festival and School, Heifetz International Music Institute, Center Stage Strings, Innsbrook Institute Summer Music Academy, Sounding Point Academy, and International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum University. He has also played in numerous masterclasses led by renowned musicians such as Ray Chen, Noah Bendix- Balgley, Martin Chalifour, Bing Wang, Christoph Poppen, Robert McDuffie, Paul Kantor, Simon James, Charles Castleman, Ivan Zenaty, and the Calidore String Quartet. In his free time, Daniel enjoys cooking, spending time in the gym, swimming and playing soccer and various video games with friends.