Daniel Elyar considers himself a renaissance man! After studying baroque and modern violin and viola in school in the United States and the Netherlands, he’s a fluent speaker of Dutch if you are interested, he has been very active performing music from earlier ages around the globe, touring on three continents and recording in the States and Europe. He also maintains a full teaching schedule, finding that teaching is the best way to learn. Not being satisfied with that, he has continued studies in the area of renaissance winds, and enjoys performing earlier repertoire and tackling the new challenges of reeds and pipes.
He has performed with such groups in the Philadelphia area as Tempesta di Mare, Brandywine Baroque and Piffaro, and groups in New York City like Trinity Baroque Orchestra, REBEL (with whom he helped on the complete Haydn Mass cycle) and TENET – with which on the annual “Green Mountain Project” he has played viola, violin, recorder and sung. It is a great joy for him to devote time and energy to the masterworks of the string quartet repertoire, something he is in complete awe of.