Daniel Kassteen


Daniel Kassteen

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First year with SO: 2018

Hometown: Parsippany, NJ

Bachelor of Music – Cleveland Institute of Music; Master of Music – Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University

Daniel Kassteen joined the Sarasota Orchestra in 2018 as Co-Principal Trumpet and couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of Sarasota's exciting arts community. Dan believes today's musicians must be versatile, industrious, enthusiastic, and most of all, amiable. Versatility in multiple musical genres is what led to Mr. Kassteen sharing the stage with legendary musical icons such as John Williams, Sheryl Crow, Roger Daltrey, Emmanuel Ax, Arturo Sandoval, Peter Cetera, Sarah Chang, Wayne Newton, Dennis DeYoung, The B-52s, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and many others. He has also recorded multiple video game soundtracks at Ocean Way Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Daniel's performances stretch from Carnegie Hall with the Nashville Symphony to Las Vegas with the Neil Diamond Experience. He was a member of the Louisville Orchestra from 2002-2018 as well as Principal Trumpet of Orchestra Kentucky Bowling Green from 2012-2018. Dan has also been a regular substitute with the Nashville Symphony since 2012. Originally from Parsippany, NJ, he holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University.


Written byHerald Tribune

 Literally gripping the arms of my seat, I was not the only one propelled on this rollercoaster of delightful music.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 Every section and soloist within the orchestra played their role with strength and beauty; every tree proud and tall. Tali served as an excellent guide leading the forces with assured confidence. The overall sound was lush and, yes, intense just where it needed to be.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 The Sarasota Orchestra was brimming with bubbling energy...  

Written byHerald Tribune

 A lifetime of musical moments, cinematic in scope, gave every section of the orchestra a leading role at one time or another. Chief among them was the virtuosic solo of concertmaster Daniel Jordan.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 It was a thrill ride resulting in an explosion of audience enthusiasm.  

Written byThe Observer

 Andrew Lane, the Orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, knows how to program a winning event and this concert had something for everyone. It also brought in a whole new audience that seemed dazzled by the performances.  

Written byThe Observer

 The Sarasota Orchestra played a program this past weekend filled with so much color, it was like visiting the Louvre.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 The performance... was exceptional, bringing new and stunning sonorities from a larger than usual Sarasota Orchestra under the dynamic leadership of Anu Tali.  

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