Classical | Bluegrass | Jazz
Daniel Turkos is a freelance musician and teaching artist based in Philadelphia, PA, who maintains a busy performing schedule in orchestral, chamber, and solo settings as well as playing bluegrass, jazz and rock. He performs regularly with the The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly Pops, Prometheus Chamber Orchestra, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, The American Bach Soloists and The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, most recently on a national tour with saxophonist Branford Marsalis.
Dan also performs in historically informed early music ensembles on both violone and viola da gamba. His summer activities include historical performance at The American Bach Soloist Academy, Amherst Early Music Festival and The Vivaldi Project Institute for Early Music, performing as Principal Bass at the Music at Penn’s Woods and Catania International Music Festivals and studying at the National Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria and The American School of Double Bass.
He is currently a teaching artist for the El Sistema program Play On, Philly!, faculty member at The Westtown School and also maintains a private teaching studio. Dan holds a Bachelor of Music degree with a minor in Jazz Studies from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Music degree from The Pennsylvania State University and a Graduate Professional Diploma from The Hartt School, University of Hartford. His primary teachers include Robert Black, Rob Nairn, Peter Paulsen, and Paul Rostock and he has participated in numerous master classes with classical, jazz and early music artists.