Daniel McDonough


Session 2: July 13 - August 3

Faculty, University of Illinois; Jupiter String Quartet

Cellist Daniel McDonough has performed across the U.S. and abroad as a chamber musician and recitalist. He is best known as a founding member of the award-winning Jupiter String Quartet with which he concertizes extensively. In recent years, the Jupiter String Quartet has received first prize at the Eighth Banff International String Quartet Competition, grand prize at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, first prize at the Young Concert Artists Auditions, as well as Chamber Music America’s triennial Cleveland Quartet Award. The quartet was formerly in Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society’s Chamber Music Two program and, in 2008, were the recipients of a prestigious Avery Fischer Career Grant. The quartet has recorded for Marquis Records and Deutsche Grammophon’s DG Concerts in conjunction with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

A passionate teacher, Mr. McDonough has given lessons and guest masterclasses at some of the country’s leading institutions including The Peabody Institute, The Cleveland Institute of Music, Northwestern University, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Boston Conservatory. The Jupiter String Quartet also makes regular appearances at the Aspen Music Festival and School and the Madeline Island Music Camp, where they work closely with aspiring chamber musicians.