Our illustrious conductor – Daniel Perry

Daniel Perry, violinist, performs with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra and the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra. He has concertized with the Boise Philharmonic, Boise Baroque Orchestra, Opera Idaho, Caritas Chorale, CastleRock and Birchwood String Quartets, Spokane Symphony Orchestra, Juneau Symphony, Anchorage Opera Orchestra, Alaska Chamber Singers, Anchorage Concert Chorus, Anchorage Festival of Music, and Aspen Festival Orchestra.  He has also had the good fortune to perform with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Kurt Bester, Melissa Manchester, Chuck Mangione, Pavarotti, Josh Ritter, and the Devil’s Club Orchestra which opened recently for Pink Martini at the Mariner Theater in Homer.

He was a founding instructor of the Sun Valley Music Conservatory in Idaho, taught at the Birchwood Music Camp in Alaska, has taught violin privately for over 20 years, and maintains a vibrant teaching studio in Homer. He holds a geology degree from Pomona College and a music performance degree from the University of Washington where he studied with former Chicago Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Steven Staryk.

Mr. Perry’s outdoor interests have lead him to work for the National Park Service as a park guide at Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah, an interpretive park ranger at Yellowstone National Park, on ski patrol and as a nordic ski instructor in Idaho, a Junior Nordic ski coach in Homer, and as a sea kayak guide and naturalist in Alaska.