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Daniel Thompson

Daniel Thompson

Daniel Thompson is a native of Knoxville, TN. He began his musical studies on the cello at the age of 11 as a student at Cedar Bluff Middle School in the Knox County, TN public school system. His first orchestra director was long time KSO cellist, Phyllis Steen. He continued playing cello through high school and studied privately with another KSO cellist, Bruce Wilhite. Daniel went on to attend the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati as a cello performance major studying with former LaSalle Quartet member, Jack Kirstein. While a cello major, Daniel studied chamber music with…

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