Daniel Tressel, Cello
Daniel Tressel, composer and cellist, divides his time among composing, performing, and teaching. After receiving a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in cello performance from University of Nevada and University of Illinois, respectively, Daniel went on to receive his Doctor of Musical Arts in music composition from Michigan State University where he studied under Dr. Ricardo Lorenz.
As a composer, Daniel has written numerous works for orchestra and various chamber ensembles. He has received commissions from the Verdehr Trio, Livingston Symphony, Jackson Symphony, Jackson Youth Symphony, and Mason Symphony Orchestra. In 2011, he was named the winner of the Merle J. Isaac Composition Contest for his orchestral work Sunday Stroll.
As a cellist, Daniel won third prize at the Reno Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition and has made solo appearances with the Livingston Symphony, University of Nevada Symphony and Glenbrook Symphony Orchestra. As a founding member of Duo Piacevole and the Armonia String Quartet, he is an active chamber musician. Daniel currently teaches cello at Albion College and the Jackson Symphony Orchestra Community Music School.