Cellist Daniel Hoppe is a passionate teacher and performer. He has appeared at music festivals around the world, including the Okemo Young Artists Program, Astona International, the Manchester Chamber Music Festival, and the Brevard Festival. Danny is currently pursuing his DMA at the University of Kentucky where he studies with Benjamin Karp. He received his Masters Degree from the Boston Conservatory and graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College, where he won the 2011 Concerto Competition. His principal teachers include Andrew Mark, Tanya Carey, Thomas Rosenberg and David Hoppe. Daniel is deeply involved in cello pedagogy and is now an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas as well as the American String Teachers Association. He shares his enthusiasm for music with people of all ages through concerts, individual lessons and outreach performances. He created the interactive children's program Cello Story Time and has collaborated with contemporary composers, musicians from folk and jazz ensembles, as well as dancers, actors, poets and visual artists. He is a founding member of the Lexington String Trio and a member of the Verdi String Quartet, in residence at the University of Kentucky.