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. The New York Times refers to his "intensive expressiveness" and describes him as a "fearless player with technique to burn ".

Daniel Müller-Schott guests with international leading orchestras; in the US with the orchestras in New York, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Los Angeles; in Europe the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Bayerisches Staatsorchester and Münchner Philharmoniker, the Radio Orchestras from Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Hamburg, Copenhagen and Paris, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich and Oslo Philharmonic, the London Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestra, 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 Orchestra and in Asia with Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan’s National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.

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

Besides the performance of the main Cello Concertos from the Baroque to the modern era, Daniel Müller-Schott has a special interest in discovering unknown works and extending the cello repertoire, e.g., with his own transcriptions and through cooperation with contemporary composers.

Sir André Previn and Peter Ruzicka have dedicated Cello Concertos to him. Sebastian Currier's "Ghost Trio" was premiered by Daniel Müller-Schott together with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis at New York's Carnegie Hall. For the Beethoven Year 2020, Daniel Müller-Schott premiered Jörg Widmann's "Study about Beethoven" (6th string quartet) in Tokyo with Anne-Sophie Mutter & Friends. In January 2023, Daniel Müller-Schott will premiere another Cello Concerto dedicated to him by George Alexander Albrecht, together with the Staatskapelle Weimar under the baton of Marc Albrecht.

Building bridges between music, fine arts and literature is Daniel Müller-Schott’s artistic credo. The cellist developed a great affinity for the fine arts, particularly for 19th-century French painting. On his travels he plans visits to museums to see the great masters in the original. The cellist himself often takes part in art projects, such as the “Street Art” project in Munich, Berlin (ARTE), Melbourne 2016 and as artistic director of the Rügen Spring Festival. 2020 Daniel Müller-Schott participated in an exhibition project curated by the artist Daniel Man at the Binder Gallery in Munich.

Daniel Müller-Schott celebrates his 20th stage anniversary in the fall together with Julia Fischer in Bamberg, where the career of the two exceptional artists began: with the Bamberger Symphoniker and the Brahms Double Concerto. Both musicians will also perform the same program at the “Long Beethoven Night” at the Bonn Opera House. Another highlight will be the two concerts at the turn of the year with the Konzerthausorchester in Berlin under Alexander Shelley. In the fall, Daniel Müller-Schott will make another guest appearance in Australia, performing Dvořák's Cello Concerto with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Further concerts are planned with the Copenhagen Philharmonic / Thomas Dausgaard, in Munich's Isarphilharmonie with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Vasily Petrenko, Asturias Symphony Orchestra / Ari Rasilainen, with the Zürcher Kammerorchester and with Taiwan Philharmonic (NSO) / Jun Märkl. The Leoš Janáček International Music Festival has invited Daniel Müller-Schott for a series of orchestral concerts, recitals and a master class. Lalo's Cello Concerto will be performed by Daniel Müller-Schott with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra / Jukka-Pekka Saraste in its anniversary year. Trio tours take Daniel Müller-Schott through Europe together with Emmanuel Tjeknavorian and Anna Vinnitskaya as well as with Eldbjørg Hemsing and Martin Stadtfeld. The 2nd Vevey Spring Classic Festival will take place in 2023.

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

Daniel Müller-Schott has been involved for many years in the project "Rhapsody in School". He regularly gives master classes and helps to support young musicians in Europe, the USA, Asia and Australia.

In a career spanning more than twenty-five years, Daniel Müller-Schott has produced an extensive discography that has won international awards. This fall Daniel Müller-Schott will release his new chamber music recording with one of his long-time piano partners Herbert Schuch for the Munich Label ORFEO: Edvard Grieg Music for Cello – Cello Sonata | Transcriptions of Violin Sonata No. 3 and Songs.

Daniel Müller-Schott is regularly invited as a soloist in concert recordings and as an interview guest by national and international broadcasters as well as on TV stations ARD, ZDF, ARTE and 3Sat. Recently, at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Elgar's Cello Concerto with BBC Symphony Orchestra / Dalia Stasevska was broadcast live on ARTE Concert.

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 2022/2023

The next dates:


August Everding Saal Grünwald


> more about the promoter


Konzertkirche Neubrandenburg Veranstaltungs-Zentrum Neubrandenburg GmbH


> more about the promoter


Alte Pfarrkirche St. Peter und Paul Feldafing


> more about the promoter


Alte Pfarrkirche St. Peter und Paul Feldafing


> more about the promoter


Arkadenbau Bad Kissingen

Bad Kissingen

> more about the promoter


Schloss Nymphenburg


> more about the promoter


Schloss Berleburg

Bad Berleburg


Burg Trifels

Annweiler am Trifels

> more about the promoter


St. Antonius Mainz


> more about the promoter


Solitär II


> more about the promoter


Abbaye Saint Michel de Cuxa


> more about the promoter


KONAU 25, frohe Zukunft e.V.

> more about the promoter




> more about the promoter

Your contact persons:

Julia Albrecht


+49 511 36607-39

Germany and Benelux:

Katerina Kanavaki

+49 30 5213 702-23

Germany and Benelux:

Jannik Baeßler

+49 511 36607-69

UK, Ireland, Nordic, Australia and New Zealand:

Spiros Chatziangelou

+44 20 7395 09-17

James Lee

Artist Coordinator

+49 511 36607-56

Listen, See & feel the music.

You need high-resolution images and biographies? Please use this short form. We will send you a download link soon.



Need more material? Feel free to ask:

James Lee

Artist Coordinator

+49 511 36607-56


Four Visions of France

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

09.2021, ORFEO, CD

> Amazon > iTunes

Johannes Brahms: The Cello Sonatas

Francesco Piemontesi, piano

08.2020, Orfeo, CD

> Amazon > iTunes

#Cello Unlimited

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

11.2019, Orfeo, CD

> Amazon > iTunes

Trip to Russia: Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Glasunov

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

10.2018, Orfeo, CD

> Amazon > iTunes

Cello Reimagined

L'arte del mondo, Werner Ehrhardt

11.2017, Orfeo, CD

> Amazon > iTunes


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

Read more

Daniel Müller-Schott releases Grieg recording with Herbert Schuch

Read more

Summer Festivals 2022

Read more


„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