Dan McCarthy (Violin, Viola)

Dan-McCarthyDan McCarthy’s playing has simply been described as “virtuosic” by Seen and Heard International. He was a part of the first class of baroque violists ever to be accepted into the historical performance program at The Juilliard School, where he was often featured in performances playing violin, viola, viola d’amore, and viola da gamba. Dan has also served as section violist with the Wall Street Trinity Baroque Orchestra, concertmaster of the Austin Baroque Orchestra, and has performed and toured extensively throughout North America and East Asia. He is currently the principal second violinist of Austin Baroque Orchestra and a member of ensembles “La Fiocca” and “1685.”

As a modern violist, Dan holds a doctorate from the University of Maryland, where he was an avid performer in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. There, he gave concerts and lectures at George Washington University, American University, the Library of Congress, and the National Portrait Gallery. Dan also holds other degrees from the University of Michigan, and the Interlochen Arts Academy.