This year’s winner of the Michael Measures Prize, valued at up to $25,000 and awarded annually through the Canada Council for Arts, is Cellist Daniel Hass.
A native of Tel Aviv, Israel, Daniel has received training at the Israel Conservatory, The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he studied with Paul Katz. Since the fall of 2015, Daniel has been studying at the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Joel Krosnick, and is a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship.
In both Israel and Canada, Daniel has had the chance to play with a number of orchestras, including the Ashdod Chamber Orchestra, the Israel Camerata Orchestra, the Toronto Sinfonietta, and in 2012 made his debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra playing the Lalo cello concerto.
Daniel frequently participates in international masterclasses, and has played for prominent cello pedagogues such as Gary Hoffman, Frans Helmerson, Ralph Kirshbaum, Janos Starker, Leon Fleisher, and others. A member of the Perlman Music Program community, Daniel has played numerous concerts under the baton of Itzhak Perlman.
Daniel plays on a 1914 Eugenio Degani Cello on loan to him by a private donor.