Grandson of famous violinists Leonid Kogan and Elizaveta Gilels, Canadian violinist Daniel Kogan began studying at the age of six in the class of M.Kesselman. Later, he got accepted to the Central Music School of Moscow, and continued his education in Moscow conservatory in the class of legendary professor Maya Glezarova, and in Maastricht conservatory with Boris Belkin.
During his school education, he was a grant holder of Spivakov foundation, “New Names”, “Russian performing art” and others. In 2016-17 he became a laureate of the Torun and Yampolsky violin competitions. In 2018 he received the 6th prize at the Long-Thibaud-Crespin competition. His recent performances include tours in USA, Italy, Russia and Japan.
Daniel regularly performs in Russia and abroad, appearing on such venues, as the halls of Moscow conservatory, Tchaikovsky hall, House of music, Merkin hall (New York), Palazzo Chigi (Siena), Odessa Philarmonic hall , Salle Poirel (Nancy),Vilnius
Philharmonic hall, Estonia hall and others. He played with many famous orchestras, such as Estonian Symphony Orchestra, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic, Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra, Camerata Klaipeda, “New Russia”, and many others.
Daniel has collaborated with famous musicians: conductors Mark Gorenstein, Hobart Earle, Alexander Prior, cellists Henry Demarquette, Dmitry Yablonsky, violinists Alena Baeva, Dmitri Sitkovetsky, pianists Pavel Nersessian, Lukas Geniusas, Lucas Debargue and others.
He participated in such festivals, as Summit Music Festival and Barge Music Festival (USA), Niagara-on-the-lake music festival (Canada), SAYOWE (Thailand), Nancyphonies (France) , Suure-Jaani (Estonia) Accademia Chigiana (Italy), and others.
Some of the 2018 highlights include recordings for Moscow classical radio station “Orpheus”, Big concert tour in Russia, including 14 major cities, debut with the Eesti Symphonietta and the Moscow chamber orchestra, recitals in South Korea, USA, Canada, Italy, and Ukraine, preparation for major international competitions.
Daniel performs on a violin made by Pietro Guarneri of Venice, generously loaned to him by AVS group.