"... The duet with Daniela Bisenius leads to spotlighting the violinist's agile fluidity that is part Paganini-inspired virtuosity and part Tsigan-esque pyrotechnics."
from All About Jazz review for
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Daniela Bisenius was born in 1965 in Bucharest, Romania. Her parents, both professional pianists, started her on violin at the age of five. Her talent was soon recognized and she was enrolled at the prestigious Music School George Enescu where she began studying with Dinu Cristea and later with Valeriu Rogacev. After graduating in 1984 she joined her father and brother in Germany, where they were both employed with major symphony orchestras and major opera houses. At 19, she won the position with the Staatsphilharmonie Ludwigshafen making her the youngest person ever to win a position with that orchestra. A series of orchestral and solo engagements followed including Frankfurter Opera, Munick Philharmonic, Bayerisches Rundfunk and RTL Luxembourg. She continued her studies at the Musikhochschule Saarbrucken where she studied with Russian teacher Valerie Gradov. She also attended Violin Master Classes in Nice, France with Henrick Szering and Gerarld Poulet. In 1988 she came to US, where she was awarded full scholarship to University of Iowa and studied with Prof. Leopold La Fosse. Here she appeared in a televised Master Class with Issac Stern. She then performed as an orchestra member with many professional orchestras including Naples Philharmonic, Phoenix Symphony, Lyrics Opera of Chicago, etc.
Daniela is a very versatile musician. She has shared the stage with many great stars over the years such as Natalie Cole, Luther Vandross, Smokie Robinson, Kurt Elling, among, many, many others.
In 2010 Daniela played fiddle in the sold out musical Always Patsy Cline, one of the four-piece band members known as “The Bodacious Bobcats” – a fantastic ensemble that anchors the legendary music.
She continues to be a very active musician and a very devoted teacher. You might see her perform on stage or at a private party, recording in a studio or traveling to a festival.But if you were to ask her what she enjoys most of it, this is what she will tell you: " Teaching.It is by far the most rewarding aspect of my career. I was fortunate enough to have incredible teachers who gave me everything they've got each and every lesson! That is what I want to do for my students. To be able to inspire someone through music, it is not just my job, but simply a way of life for me and the only one I know!"