With technical brilliance and authority, with intellect and emotional esprit, Daniel Müller-Schott is celebrated as one of the most sought-after cellists in the world. Notable conductors he collaborates with include Thomas Dausgaard, Christoph Eschenbach, Iván Fischer, Alan Gilbert, Gustavo Gimeno, Bernard Haitink, Neeme Järvi, Dmitrij Kitajenko, Susanna Mälkki, Andris Nelsons, Gianandrea Noseda, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Kirill and Vasily Petrenko, André Previn and Krzysztof Urbański.
Müller-Schott works with internationally acclaimed orchestras such as Berliner Philharmoniker, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, the Radio Orchestras of Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Hamburg, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic and Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona. In North America, he performs with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra Washington and the orchestras of Cleveland, Chicago, Philadelphia and Vancouver. Further afield, he is joined by the NHK Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra Taiwan, Seoul Philharmonic, and the Symphony Orchestras of Sydney, Melbourne and New Zealand.
2018/19 season began with Müller-Schott’s return to the BBC Proms as soloist with BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Otto Tausk, followed by concerts with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the Royal Festival Hall in London, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Göttinger Symphonieorchester, Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE Madrid, St Louis Symphony and Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He also play-directs the Georgisches Kammerorchester Ingolstadt in three concerts with a programme featuring Strauss, Tchaikovsky and Bloch.
Chamber music is an important part of Müller-Schotts music-making. In addition to a solo recital tour to Asia, he performs in trios with Julia Fischer and Nils Mönkemeyer as well as with Baiba Skride and Xavier de Maistre. He will premiere Sebastian Currier’s piano trio with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis in New York’s Carnegie Hall and in Chicago. His other regular chamber music partners include Igor Levit, Francesco Piemontesi and Simon Trpčeski. Müller-Schott is Artistic Director of the Rügen Classical Music Spring Festival 2019.
Recording for Orfeo, Müller-Schott’s extensive discography includes his latest release ‘#CELLOREIMAGINED’ with l’arte del mondo, featuring arrangements of concertos by C.P.E. and J.S. Bach, Haydn and Mozart. His ‘DUO SESSIONS’ recording with Julia Fischer won numerous awards not least the ICMA 2017 (chamber music) Award. He anticipates the release of his next disc in autumn 2018, which includes works by Tchaikovsky, Glazunov and Rimsky-Korsakov with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Aziz Shokhakimov.
Müller-Schott received the 2013 Aida Stucki Award and also benefited early on from sponsorship by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation. Through this support he was taught privately by the late Mstislav Rostropovich for a year. Müller-Schott also studied with Walter Nothas, Heinrich Schiff and Steven Isserlis. In 1992 Müller-Schott won first prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition, Moscow. He plays the “Ex Shapiro” Matteo Goffriller cello, Venice, 1727.