Daniel DiMarino began his formal musical training at the age of 6, first on piano, and then two years later, on violin. By age 8, Daniel had composed his first musical composition, which surprisingly, was scored for full orchestra! His love for musical composition and his skill in the craft grew steadily over the next several years, and by the age of 12, his first composition was accepted for publication. He began his formal study of composition at age 13. He finds himself most at home composing within modern classical genres or cinematic works for full orchestra.
Daniel is the winner of the 2018 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest (Youth Category). Daniel performed as a violinist in the All-National honor orchestra of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) in November 2017. He was also the winner of the 2017 NAfME Composition Contest and had his winning composition “Temptations” premiered by the All-National orchestra at that same concert. Daniel has been selected as a winner of the Pennsylvania Music Educators’ Association (PMEA) Composition Contest, High School division, in 2015, 2016, and 2017, and has performed with PMEA District, Region, and State orchestras and choirs, as well as the NAfME All-Eastern orchestra. Other experiences of note have included masterclasses with violinists Christopher Collins Lee (2015), Vadim Gluzman (2016), and had a very special opportunity to perform the 2nd movement of Bach's Double Violin Concerto publicly with world renowned violinist Midori in April 2013.
Daniel is a 2018 graduate of Owen J. Roberts High School, located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Daniel was the Concertmaster of the Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra, now under the direction of Chris Cinquini, for three seasons. Prior to college, he studied composition with David Kocman and violin with Philadelphia Orchestra Assistant Concertmaster, Marc Rovetti. He is attending the Cleveland Institute of Music as a double major, studying Composition with Keith Fitch and Violin Performance with Olga Dubossarskaya Kaler.
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