CelloDaniel Müller-Schott
Daniel Müller-Schott © Uwe ArensArtist

„... one of the finest cellists before the public today.“

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Biography

With technical brilliance and authority, with intellect and emotional esprit, Daniel Müller-Schott has been guest soloist with Berlin Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert, New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Charles Dutoit, and National Symphony Orchestra Washington under Christoph Eschenbach.

He is also a regular guest of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, at London’s BBC Proms, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Radio Orchestras of Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Hamburg, and in the US with the orchestras of Cleveland, Chicago and Philadelphia. He performs with NHK Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra Taiwan, Sydney Symphony and Seoul Philharmonic. He works with conductors including Thomas Dausgaard, Iván Fischer, Gustavo Gimeno, Bernard Haitink, Neeme Järvi, Dmitrij Kitajenko, Jun Märkl, Andris Nelsons, Gianandrea Noseda, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Vasily Petrenko, André Previn and Krzysztof Urbański. Daniel Müller-Schott has premiered concertos dedicated to him by Sir André Previn and Peter Ruzicka.


 

2017/18 season sees Müller-Schott as soloist with London Symphony Orchestra and Susanna Mälkki, Bournemouth Symphony and James Fedeck, Barcelona Symphony and Andrew Grams, Oslo Philharmonic and Arvid Eigegård, Dresden Philharmonic and Michael Sanderling, Sydney Symphony and Vladimir Ashkenazy and Polish National Radio Symphony and Leonard Slatkin. Both in Munich and on tour to Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie and New York’s Carnegie Hall, Müller-Schott performs Brahms Double concerto with long-time collaborator Julia Fischer and Bayerisches Staatsorchestra under the baton of Kirill Petrenko. He returns to USA with Vancouver Symphony and Joshua Weilerstein, and Minnesota Orchestra and Michael Francis.

Regularly performing in chamber music, he tours in trio with Igor Levit and Ning Feng to Ruhr Piano Festival, Schwarzenberg and London’s Wigmore Hall, where he will also appear in duo with Simon Trpčeksi. Furthermore he performs in duo with Francesco Piemontesi, and tours to Germany in trio with harpist Xavier de Maistre and Baiba Skride.

Recording for Orfeo, Müller-Schott’s 2016 release, “DUO SESSIONS” with Julia Fischer (duos of Kodály, Schulhoff, Ravel and Halvorsen) has won numerous awards not least the ICMA 2017 (chamber music) Award. With Piemontesi he has recorded sonatas of Britten, Prokofiev and Shostakovich, having also recorded the cello concerti of these composers with WDR Cologne Orchestra and Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and Shostakovich with the late Yakov Kreizberg and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra. His most recent concerto release is the Dvořák concerto with NDR Symphony Orchestra and Michael Sanderling.

Müller-Schott received the 2013 Aida Stucki Award and also benefited early on from sponsorship by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. Through this support he was taught privately by the late Mstislav Rostropovich for a year. Müller-Schott also studied with Walter Nothas, Heinrich Schiff and Steven Isserlis. In 1992 Müller-Schott won first prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition, Moscow. He plays the “Ex Shapiro” Matteo Goffriller cello, Venice, 1727.

SEASON 2017/2018

Quotes

“[...] you have an Olympian team: two string players with a similarly sleek, high-calorific sound, intensity of purpose and technical command.”

BBC Music Magazine, Helen Wallace, 11.16

“That pair of works are the mainstay of Julia Fischer and Daniel Müller-Schott’s disc together, too. But they play them with such energy, engagement and virtuoso precision that there’s never any hint of overfamiliarity; in both works, every detail of the extremely demanding string writing is carefully etched, and captured with tingling immediacy in the recording, whether it’s the rhapsodic lines of the Kodály, or the acerbic bitonal clashes of the Ravel.”

The Guardian, Andrew Clemens, 27.07.16

“Daniel Müller-Schott was splendid. He sung and sung with the imperishable melancholy of this score and this also written energy which sometimes seems not to have any limits. Maestro Eschenbach let him be heard even in those passages in which the cello might be disfavoured by the orchestra. Overwhelming quality, not in vane that the soloist won the Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Performers. Two minutes and ten seconds of applause and after Ravel’s encore one more minute and a half.”

La Nueva Espana, 07.02.16

“Müller-Schott is a strong soloist who plays with a dark, warm [...] tone.”

Washington Post, Anne Midgette, 22.01.16

“German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott was a superb soloist in the Dvorák. Playing a Matteo Gofriller instrument with a bold, bright tone, he could also shade it down to feathery delicacies. He brought great flair to the piece, and formidable technique, but also great warmth.”

Dallas Morning News, Scott Cantrell, 05.11.15

“Daniel Muller-Schott played Schumann's Cello Concerto in A minor, Opus 129 with a wonderfully youthful bloom to the sound and superb instrumental mastery. [...] Muller-Schott's approach reaffirmed its cogency with a poised sense of line and immaculate tonal projection.”

Sydney Morning Herald, Peter McCallum, 10.09.15

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Discography

Cello ReimaginedDaniel Müller-Schott - l’arte del mondo - Werner EhrhardtNov. 2017, Orfeo, CD, Available on: Amazon
Duo SessionsKodály, Schulhoff, Ravel, HalvorsenAug. 2016, Orfeo, CD, Available on: Amazon
Britten Prokofiev Shostakovitch Cello SonatasApr. 2015, Orfeo, CD, Available on: iTunes Amazon
Dvořák: The Cello worksDaniel Müller-Schott plays Dvořák: Cello Concerto, Rondo, Silent Woods and othersApr. 2014, Orfeo International Music, CD, Available on: iTunes Amazon
The Cello SymphoniesDaniel Müller-Schott plays the Cello Symphonies by Prokofiev and BrittenOct. 2012, ORFEO, CD, Available on: Amazon
The Cello SuitesDaniel Müller-Schott playes works for Cello by Benjamin Britten: No. 1 G-Major op.72, No. 2 D-Major op.80, No. 3 C-Major op. 87May. 2011, Orfeo, CD, Available on: iTunes Amazon
Works for Cello and PianoWorks for cello & piano by Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Sonata for Cello & Piano No.1&2, Variations concertantes D-Major op.17, Auf Flügeln des Gesanges op.34 No.2, Schilflied op.71 No.4Jun. 2010, Orfeo, CD, Available on: iTunes Amazon
Schumann - Strauss - Volkmann - BruchDaniel Müller-Schott plays works of Schumann (Celloconcerto), Strauss (Romance F-Major), Volkmann (Celloconcerto) & Bruch (Kol Nidrei) with the NDR-SymphonyorchestraSep. 2009, Orfeo, CD, Available on: iTunes Amazon
Cello concertos by ShostakovichDaniel Müller-Schott plays the cello concertos No 1 and No 2 by Shostakovich with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Yakov KreizbergMay. 2008, Orfeo, CD, Available on: iTunes Amazon
Haydn & BeethovenDaniel Müller-Schott plays both cello concertos by Haydn and Beethoven's violin romances with the Australian Chamber OrchestraJun. 2003, Orfeo, CD, Available on: iTunes Amazon

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