Daniel Cortés studied Bachelor of Music (Performance) Sydney Conservatorium of Music 2008 - 2011.
In addition to his outstanding work with Symphony For Life Foundation, Daniel is a Viola and ensemble tutor at Emanuel School, Randwick.
He teaches privately Violin and Viola students Year 2 to Year 12.
Other credits include:
‘Credo’ Music Festival, The Scots College, Bellevue Hill 2014,
Chamber music coach and Artist in Residence
Shore School North Sydney 2011,
Individual instrumental tutor
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs 2017 - Current
Sydney Town Hall Messiah 2010 - Current
Christ Church St Lawrence Choir 2010 - Current
Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute 2009 - 2010
Sydney Youth Orchestra, Principal Viola 2006 - 2010
Australian Youth Orchestra and National Music Camp 2006 - 2010
Carols in the Domain, Principal Viola 2006 - 2009, Contracted through Sydney Youth Orchestra
Sydney Conservatorium Early Music Ensemble 2008, Assistant Principal Viola, ABC Classic FM Sunday Live program
The Swan Quartet 2009 - Current
Performances at Utzon Room, Mosman Art Gallery, Lane Cove Cameraygal Arts Festival, and masterclass with Prof. Peter Slowik (Oberlin Conservatory)
Conservatorium of Music String Quartet 2009 - 2011 Masterclasses with Tokyo String Quartet and Goldner String Quartet
Session Violist at Trackdown Studios 2013 - Current
For The lights 2013 - Current Triple J Unearthed feature band, viola and bass guitar
Freelance musician 2009 - Current Accompaniment to local and international musicians including: Missy Higgins, Tim Rogers, Tex Perkins, Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) Arranger 2009 - Current
Daniel has composed over 100 arrangements made of pop songs, movie scores, and works from the classical repertory. Arrangements performed and recorded in a variety of contexts.
Since I Left You - the Avalanches cover show 2014, Sydney Vivid Festival at the Sydney Opera House, and Melbourne Festival
Far From View 2013 Live broadcast on ABC Radio 702
Various TV commercial engagements 2012 - 2013, Commonwealth Bank, MiZone Water, NSW Lotteries