Daniel Golleher, baroque violin & viola, resides in the Metroplex of Dallas, Texas. Mr. Golleher began his formal music education in 1997 at The University of North Texas at Denton (UNT). At UNT, under the direction of Dr. Cecil Adkins and Dr. Lyle Nordstrom, Mr. Golleher started his Early Music endeavors. As a concerto competition winner in the Early Music Department of UNT he performed Vivaldi’s "Summer" from "The Four Seasons" with the UNT Collegium Musicum. Mr. Golleher held concert master duties of the UNT Collegium Musicum for two years. Traveling within the United States and abroad to pursue his musical studies has allowed him to train with Anshel Brusilow, Cynthia Roberts, David Douglass, Jeanne Lamon, Julianne Baird, Linda Melstead, Monica Huggett, Philip Lewis, Simon Standage and Timothy Haig. Mr. Golleher has also studied with Tafelmusik (Toronto, Canada) and has performed with the UNT Collegium at the Berkeley Early Music Festival (Berkeley, CA) and the Boston Early Music Festival (Boston, MA) Fringe Concerts.
Mr. Golleher’s professional career has taken him from the East Coast to the South to tour and/or work with such musicians and ensembles as John Holloway, Monica Huggett, Lisa Loeb, James Richman, Cynthia Roberts, Amarillo Symphony, Atlanta Baroque, Church of the Incarnation Music Series, Dallas Bach Society, The Helios Ensemble, New Trinity Baroque, Orchestra of New Spain, Paradigm Vocal Ensemble, Richardson Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Turtle Creek Choral and various ensembles throughout the DFW Metroplex. The summer of 2006 will take Mr. Golleher to Toronto to record with Aradia on the record label Naxos.
Off the concert stage Mr. Golleher keeps a full private studio of 40 students at the 'Vivace School of Music' where he teaches music theory, piano, viola and violin. Mr. Golleher formed the 'Vivace School of Music' in 2003 to cater to the musical needs of music students of North Dallas. Mr. Golleher enjoys educating young people in the concert hall through ‘The Young People's Concert’ with the symphonies in the DFW Metroplex and has also participated in a concert lecture at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia with New Trinity Baroque.
In addition to forming the 'Vivace School of Music' Mr. Golleher is the founder and artistic director of 'Sounds of The Royal Music Box. 'Sounds of The Royal Music Box' is an ensemble dedicated to the performance practice of the Baroque Style (1600-1750) as well as Modern Style performances. The group performs on both period and modern instruments.
Daniel Golleher performs on a 2005 Timothy Johnson Baroque Violin and a 1996 Bronek Cison Modern Violin.
Photo credit: Richard Calmes