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BIO/ACTIVITIES

For his complete BIO, please go to the Press Kit page 

Born in Brussels in 1971, Daniel Rubenstein graduated in 3 instruments - violin, viola and piano - from the Brussels Royal Conservatory (BE) and the Indiana University (USA) and is an active concert violinist and violist, performing also occasionally as a pianist.

 

Daniel Rubenstein performed as a soloist and as a chamber musician across Belgium, Holland, Germany, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Luxemburg, Ireland, Bulgaria, Romania, Brazil, Turkey, Tunisia, Israel, South Korea and Japan.

That includes concerts in Important Venues such as Brussels Henri Leboeuf Hall and Brussels Flagey Studio 4, Antwerp Koningin Elisabethzaal, Granada Manuel De Falla Hall, Murcia Auditorium National, Dublin National Concert Hall, Jerusalem Henry Crown Symphony Hall, Tel-Aviv Museum, Istanbul CCR Concert Hall, Kadıköy Süreyya Istanbul, Antalya Philharmonic, Brasov Sala Reduta, Carthage Acropolium, Uhara Hall Kobe, Minato Mirai Yokohama,  etc. 

1st Prize winner of top National music competitions (Pro Civitate, Edouard Deru, Lioness Club Young Virtuoso etc.), Daniel Rubenstein gave his first solo concert at the age of 15 with the National Orchestra of Belgium under Mendi Rodan, following which he has performed as soloist under conductors such as André Vandernoot, Jean-Pierre Wallez, Proinssias O'Duin, Georges Octors, Ronald Zollman etc.

As an active chamber musician, he performed a repertoire of no less than 200 works, together with nearly 100 musicians such as Abdel-Rahman El Bacha, Brigitte Engerer, David Lively, Daniel Blumenthal, Peter Frankl, Hagaï Shaham, Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, Olivier Charlier, Yuzuko Horigome, Augustin Dumay, Peter Zazofsky, Liviu Prunaru, Gil Sharon, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Lluis Claret, Alexander Dmitriev, Luc Dewez, Miha Haran, Marc Grauwels, Francis Orval, Michel Lethiec, Pascal Moragues etc. 

 

Daniel Rubenstein furthers his activities as the 1st violinist of the Ensemble Mendelssohn (string quintet and sextet with or without piano), and as the violist of Estampes (trio flute, viola & harp).

His interest in New Music led to the Premiere of about 30 new works written for him or dedicated to him by established composers such as Don Freund, Jan Van Landeghem, Frédéric Van Rossum, Michel Lysight, Oded Zehavi, David Loeb, Robert Janssens, Jean-Pierre Deleuze, Stéphane Orlando etc. He also gave the Israeli Premiere of the Concerto for violin and ud by Aviya Kopelman. 

Daniel Rubenstein's discography includes 12 CD's, with recital programs on the violin and on the viola, chamber music works and World Premiere recordings. Many of them received excellent critics from the International Press (Gramophone, Crescendo, Klassik Heute, Fanfare).

 

As a dedicated pedagogue, Daniel Rubenstein holds several fixed positions : violin and viola professor at the Mons Royal Conservatory teaching Bachelor and Master students, chamber music associate-professor at the Brussels Royal Conservatory where he also served as guest violin professor. He gives regularly Masterclasses in Europe and abroad.

In addition, Daniel Rubenstein took in 2009 the Artistic Direction of the Festival Mozart in Waterloo (BE), an International chamber music festival which celebrated in 2015 its 20th anniversary.