The first time Daniel Hamin Go picked up the cello, he was 12. As he drew the bow across an open C string, the cello’s vibrations resonated throughout his entire body. He remembers being moved and filled with light - a light that has guided his desire to explore the truth that lies in life, in music, and in himself.
The 27-year-old Korean-Canadian cellist is now recognised as a special artist that forms deep connections with audiences across the world, sharing performances that demand a full commitment to emotional expression. As a passionate recitalist and chamber musician, Daniel has performed throughout North America and Europe collaborating with renowned musicians including Jonathan Biss, Miriam Fried, Ida Kavafian, Daniel Philips, Rachel Podger, and Fazil Say; appearing in concert halls such as Berliner Philharmonie, Cadogan, Carnegie Hall, Flagey Studios, and Konzerthaus Berlin; with festival invitations to Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, IMS Prussia Cove, Kronberg Academy’s Cello Masterclass, Krzyzowa Music, Mendelssohn on Mull, Music Academy of the West, Ravinia's Steans Institute of Music, Tsinandali Festival, and Yellow Barn, where he finds inspiration working with artists such as Steven Isserlis, Ferenc Rados, and Rita Wagner.
Daniel received a Bachelor of Music from the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Julia Lichten and David Geber, a Master of Music at the Hochschule für Musik 'Hanns Eisler' Berlin in the class of Nicolas Altstaedt, and as a recipient of the prestigious Bicentenary Award and the Drake Calleja Trust Award, Daniel completed an Advanced Diploma at the Royal Academy of Music. During the 2021-22 season, Daniel was an artist-in-residence at the coveted Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel working closely with Gary Homan. During the 2022-23 season, Daniel held a fellowship position at the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Rebanks Family
Fellowship and International Residency Program. In addition to cello, Daniel loves to dance (especially dierent styles of street dance such as waacking, krumping, voguing), explore fashion - and sing!