Daniel Veisis recognized as the finest Czech cellist since his winning the First Prize at 1976Prague Spring Competition and the Silver Medal at the prestigious 1978 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.Born in Prague, he studied there at the Academy of Performing Arts and five years in Moscow with N. Shakhovskaya and graduated from the Moscow Conservatory with distinction.
Since 1979 he has concertized extensively throughout Europe, North America, Japan and China and has performed regularly as a reliable soloist with a number of major orchestras at prestigious centers like Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Orchard Hall Tokyo, Auditorio de Barcelona andAuditorioNacional de Música de Madrid,withV.Neumann, Ch.Mackerras, J.Belohlavek, G.Delogu, V. Gergiev, etc.
Mr. Veis’s repertoire is substantial and includes a number of contemporary compositions. In 1989he became a guest soloist of CzechPhilharmonic Orchestra. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of internationalRosamunde Trio. Over twenty years he had served as the professor of cello and head of string department at the Academy of PerformingArts, Prague, and currently he is professor of cello at Park University, Kansas City.
Mr.Veis frequently gives master classes and works in juries of international competitions, such as TchaikovskyInternational Competition in Moscow, Witold Lutoslawski International Competition in Warsow,and Prague Spring International Competition,etc.