Daniel Hoffmann, born and raised in Bavaria Germany, delivered his first performance as a soloist at the age of eight, playing Antonio Vilvaldi‘s C major concerto with the Hof Symphony Orchestra.
At the age of 17, Daniel decided to move to Berlin by himself, in order to visit the Carl Philip Emanuel Bach music college. After graduating in 2008 and studying as a external student with Prof. Michael Sanderling, he started studying at the "Munich University for Music and Performing Arts" with Prof. Wen-Sinn Yang and later Prof. Peter Hörr at the "Leipzig University of Music and Theatre". After his diploma examinations in 2015, he got accepted to play with the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, where he is still currently employed. Furthermore he played with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra for several times.
While continuing his studies, he won the first prize at the German competition "Jugend Musiziert" and went on to receive scholarships from major foundations such as "Freunde junger Musiker" and "Oscar und Vera Ritter Stiftung". He has collaborated He has additionally benefited from major artistic advice from Steven Isserlis, Janos Starker, Natalia Gutman and Wolfgang Boettcher.
As a soloist he frequently played with the Hof Symphony Orchestra, the Baden-Baden Philharmonic and with many other orchestras, both in Germany and abroad; he has played in major venues such as the „Konzerthaus“ in Berlin, the “Munich Philharmony“ and „Chernigov Philharmonie“ (Ukraine). As a soloist and a chamber musician he has performed in concerts in India, China, Japan, Ukraine, Spain, England, Hungary and Switzerland.
Daniel is the founder of the "Vitzenburger Schlosskonzerte" which takes place every year on a renaissance castle in eastern Germany. In addition to it he is very passionate about bringing the music to children and is doing concerts and workshops for children, even in Kerala/India in 2016.
He is playing a rare cello made by Francesco Ruggeri in 1680 on loan from a german patron.