Daniel Müller-Schott ranks among the world’s best cellists of his generation and can be heard on all of the foremost international concert stages. He has made his mark by delighting audiences for two decades “a fearless player with technique to burn” (New York Times). Thanks to his energetic interpretations and a winning personality, his concerts are memorable experiences.
Daniel Müller-Schott works with such international groundbreaking orchestras; in the US with the orchestras in New York, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Philadelphia, in Europe the London Philharmonic, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonia, the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Gewandhausorchestra Leipzig, the Radio Orchestras from Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Leipzig and Hamburg, the Orchestre National de Radio France, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Spanish National Orchestra as well as in Asia with Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan’s National Symphony Orchestra and Seoul Philharmonic. Daniel Müller-Schott made an outstanding debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra at the start of 2014, where he performed Dvořák's cello concerto with Alan Gilbert.
All over the world Daniel Müller-Schott has appeared in concert with such renowned conductors as Marc Albrecht, Thomas Dausgaard, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Iván Fischer, Alan Gilbert, Gustavo Gimeno, Bernard Haitink, Jakub Hrůša, Pietari Inkinen, Neeme Järvi, Dmitrij Kitajenko, Lorin Maazel, Jun Märkl, Kurt Masur, Andris Nelsons, Gianandrea Noseda, Sakari Oramo, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Vasily Petrenko, Sir André Previn, Michael Sanderling, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Dima Slobodeniouk und Krzysztof Urbański.
In addition to performances of the great cello concertos, Daniel Müller-Schott has a special interest in discovering unknown works and extending the cello repertoire, e.g. with his own adaptations and through cooperation with composers. Sir André Previn and Peter Ruzicka have both dedicated a cello concerto to him which he premiered under the composers’ batons.
At international festivals of music Daniel Müller-Schott is a regular guest. These include the Proms in London, the Schubertiade, Schleswig-Holstein, Rheingau, Schwetzingen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, at the “Heidelberger Frühling” as well as at the Festival Vancouver and in the US at festivals for example in Tanglewood, Ravinia and Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. He is an avid chamber musician, having collaborated with Nicolas Angelich, Renaud Capuçon, Julia Fischer, Igor Levit, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Francesco Piemontesi, Lauma Skride, Baiba Skride, Christian Tetzlaff, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Simon Trpčeski, Lars Vogt, and the Ebène and Vogler quartets.
Daniel Müller-Schott has already built up a sizeable discography. His recordings have also received numerous awards. The discography was extended this year with a release with Francesco Piemontesi of Prokofiev, Britten and Shostakovich sonatas.
Recipient of the 2013 Aida Stucki Award conferred on him by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation, Daniel Müller-Schott studied with Walter Nothas, Heinrich Schiff and Steven Isserlis and received early personal support from the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. Through this support Daniel Müller-Schott was awarded study time with the late Mstislav Rostropovich. Aged fifteen, Müller-Schott made an international sensation winning 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.