Daniel Müller-Schott


Biography – about the artist.

Daniel Müller-Schott is one of the most sought-after cellists in the world and can be heard on all the great international concert stages. For many years he has been enchanting audiences as an ambassador for classical music in the 21st century and as a bridge-builder between music, literature, and the visual arts. Daniel Müller-Schott attaches great importance to discussion concerts and performances in unusual places, such as recently in a Hamburg club together with musicians of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra. The New York Times refer to his "intensive expressiveness" and describes him as a "fearless player with technique to burn".

Daniel Müller-Schott guests with international leading ensembles; in the US with the orchestras in New York, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Los Angeles; in Europe with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Bayerisches Staatsorchester and Münchner Philharmoniker, the Radio Orchestras from Berlin, München, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Prague and Paris, Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich and Zurcher Kammerorchester, Oslo Philharmonic, the London Symphony and London Philharmonic orchestras, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the Spanish National Orchestra, as well as in Australia with the Sydney and Melbourne Symphony orchestras and in Asia with Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan’s National Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.

Daniel Müller-Schott has appeared worldwide in concert with renowned conductors such as Marc Albrecht, Karina Canellakis, Thomas Dausgaard, Christoph Eschenbach, Iván Fischer, Alan Gilbert, Gustavo Gimeno, Manfred Honeck, Neeme Järvi, Cristian Măcelaru, Susanna Mälkki, Juanjo Mena, Andris Nelsons, Gianandrea Noseda, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Kirill Petrenko, Vasily Petrenko, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Alexander Shelly, Dalia Stasevska and Krzysztof Urbański. A long-standing collaboration connected him with Yakov Kreizberg, Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel and Sir André Previn.

Daniel Müller-Schott performs with great passion not only the great cello concertos from the baroque to the modern. The discovery of unknown works, the expansion of the cello repertoire through his own arrangements, as well as the collaboration with the composers of our time, also have a permanent place in his concerts. George Alexander Albrecht, Sir André Previn and Peter Ruzicka have dedicated Cello Concertos to him.

To create a higher intensity of perception between music, visual arts and literature is Daniel Müller-Schott's artistic credo. He often writes and gives introductions about the background of the music and the composers. At his festival in Vevey, Daniel Müller-Schott initiated for the first time a Bach project with dance for a visual realization of the music. The cellist developed a great affinity for the fine arts, particularly for 19th-century French painting.

Highlights in Daniel Müller-Schott‘s 2023/24 season are his live TV appearance at the summer concert of the NRW state government, concerts with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana / Krzysztof Urbański, Rotterdam Philharmonic / Andres Orozco-Estrada, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn / Dirk Kaftan, Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra / Elias Gran and Seoul Philharmonic / Jaap van Zweden during one of his Asian tours, where Müller-Schott will again perform with Taiwan Philharmonic / Jun Märkl. Other Asian tours are on Daniel Müller-Schott's schedule: a recital and chamber music tour in Korea and Taiwan. In a trio with Julia Fischer and Yulianna Avdeeva, Müller-Schott will tour Europe in early summer next year. In May 2024, the 3rd  edition of his Swiss festival "Vevey Spring Classic - Mentoring the Future of Classic" will take place.

International music festivals regularly invite Daniel Müller-Schott. In his chamber music concerts, Daniel Müller-Schott collaborates inter alia with Kit Armstrong, Renaud Capuçon, Veronika Eberle, Julia Fischer, Janine Jansen, Igor Levit, Sabine Meyer, Nils Mönkemeyer, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Francesco Piemontesi, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, Simon Trpčeski and with the Modigliani and Aris Quartet.

In a career spanning more than twenty-five years, Daniel Müller-Schott has produced an extensive discography that has won him international awards. It includes, among others, compositions by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Haydn, Schumann, Grieg, Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Schubert, Khachaturian, Shostakovich, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Walton, Britten Dvořák, Lalo, Honegger and Saint-Saëns.

Daniel Müller-Schott studied under Walter Nothas, Heinrich Schiff and Steven Isserlis. He was supported personally by Anne-Sophie Mutter and received, among other things, the Aida Stucki Prize as well as a year of private tuition under Mstislaw Rostropovich. At the age of fifteen, Daniel Müller-Schott won the first prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in 1992 in Moscow.

Daniel Müller-Schott plays the “Ex Shapiro” Matteo Goffriller cello, made in Venice in 1727.

SEASON 2023/2024

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Opéra de Nice


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Opéra de Nice


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Ulster Hall


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Germany, Benelux and Italy:

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Jannik Baeßler

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Four Visions of France

French Cello Concertos Saint-Saëns • Fauré • Honegger • Lalo

09.2021, ORFEO, CD

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Johannes Brahms: The Cello Sonatas

Francesco Piemontesi, piano

08.2020, Orfeo, CD

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#Cello Unlimited

Kodály, Prokofieff, Hindemith, Henze, Müller-Schott, Crumb, Casals

11.2019, Orfeo, CD

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Trip to Russia: Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Glasunov

Daniel Müller-Schott, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin & Aziz Shokhakimov

10.2018, Orfeo, CD

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Cello Reimagined

L'arte del mondo, Werner Ehrhardt

11.2017, Orfeo, CD

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Marc Albrecht and Daniel Müller-Schott to premiere George Alexander Albrecht´s Cello Concerto in Weimar

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Daniel Müller-Schott releases Grieg recording with Herbert Schuch

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„Daniel Müller-Schott is without doubt a master cellist. [Review “#CelloUnlimited”, Solo Sonatas]“

BBC Music Magazine, Helen Wallace, 04.01.2020

„Müller-Schott adds to his growing list of accomplished recordings with this exciting release of two major cello works by Richard Strauss. […] It says a great deal about Müller-Scott that he need not fear comparison with the performances by some of the greatest cellists of the last century, such as Fournier, Rostropovich and Tortelier.“

The Classic Review, David A. McConnel, 28.08.2019

„This performance glowed. It captured these sentiments superbly. Daniel Müller-Schott’s tone and technical facility were beyond criticism, and his reading was heart-achingly sensitive: tenderly sentimental and nostalgic, yet not in the least maudlin.“

Seen and Heard International, Ian Lace, 26.04.2018

„Everything sounds as if it was originally conceived for cello, with the added bonus of wider tessitural possibilities, which are nicely utilised in these transcriptions and tempered by a beautifully clear recording. Expert and stylish performances from Müller-Schott and the period orchestra L’Arte del Mondo present a magical partnership, tasteful playing coupled with judiciously elegant shaping of phrases.[…] a brilliantly executed, beautifully recorded and tremendously enterprising project. [about the recording “#Celloreimagined”]“

The Strad, Joanne Talbot, 01.03.2018