Daniel Nester

RRMA Faculty, Denver

Instruments: Beginning Recorder, Bassoon
Education: M.M., University of Southern California; B.M., Tel Aviv University
Currently Teaching: Music Academy Denver, Music Academy

Daniel Nester begun studying the bassoon at the age of 12 in Israel, where he finished his Bachelor of Music degree in the Tel Aviv University, under the guidance of Richard Paley, Mordechai Rechtman, and Gadi Ledderman. Daniel then studied with Judith Farmer at the University of Southern California for his Masters, there winning the 1st place award in the solo competition, and the 2nd place award in the outreach chamber competition. Upon graduation, Daniel won the position of Principal Bassoon with the Israel Chamber Orchestra where he played, recorded CD’s, and toured Europe and South America. Daniel moved to Boulder in 2014 to study for a Doctorate degree in Performance & Pedagogy at CU Boulder with Yoshiyuki Ishikawa. For the last two summers Daniel has been the Bassoon teacher and chamber music coach at the CU High-school Summer Academy, as well as the principal bassoon player of the Arapahoe Philharmonic orchestra. Daniel has won many awards and competitions, performed recitals and recorded for the radio both in the US and in Israel, has participated in prestigious summer festivals like the Aspen festival, and is a much sought after orchestral player in Israel, performing often with all professional orchestras there.