Daniel Silver, professor of clarinet at CU, is a versatile performer and teacher whose career encompasses a full range of musical activities from recitals and solo appearances, to chamber music, teaching and orchestral playing. His performing has garnered critical acclaim across the country. Praised for his “sense of freedom and extraordinary control,” (Washington Post) Silver served as principal clarinet of the Baltimore Opera Orchestra and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. His festival credits include Tanglewood, Aspen and Interlochen Arts Camp. His students occupy top positions in orchestras and musical institutions internationally, and include recent prizewinners at the International Clarinet Competition. As a chamber music performer, he has been featured often on National Public Radio’s Performance Today. He has collaborated with the Cavani, Maia and Takacs String Quartets, and in recent years appeared in Italy, Costa Rica, China, and at the major clarinet festivals around the world. He has performed with the Baltimore Symphony and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, including Carnegie Hall concerts with David Zinman and Lorin Maazel. He has appeared under many of the major podium figures of the last four decades, including Andre Previn, Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, and Gerard Schwarz.