As soloist, Daniel Gaisford has appeared with orchestras throughout the United States and Canada; among them the major orchestras of Saint Louis, Seattle, Toronto and Montreal, under the direction of conductors such as Robert Spano, David Zinman and Hermann Michael.
Equally active as a recitalist and chamber musician, Mr. Gaisford has performed throughout the U.S. and abroad in cities ranging from New York, San Francisco and Berlin, to Boston and Rome. He has been a featured guest at major festivals throughout the world including New York City’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the Chautauqua Festival, the Caramoor Festival, and the Davos Festival in Switzerland.
Other festival appearances include the RomaEuropa, New Jersey’s Festival of the Atlantic, Michigan’s Matrix Festival, the Prince Albert Festival in Kauai and the Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado. Mr. Gaisford has been a frequent guest on radio programs around the country including NPR’s Performance Today series. In 2001, Mr. Gaisford recorded composer Michael Hersch’s Sonata No.1 for Unaccompanied Cello and gave the NY premiere at the 92nd St. Y – Tisch Center for the Performing Arts. In 2004, he recorded Hersch’s Sonata No. 2 for Unaccompanied Cello, which was dedicated to Mr. Gaisford.
The performance was recorded on the Vanguard Classics label and selected by The Washington Post as one of the most important recordings of 2005 by chief critic Tim Page. The 2017-18 season includes releases of the Beethoven / Rachmaninoff Cello Sonatas and the Brahms Sonatas for Cello and Piano and performances of the Bach Suites for Solo Cello and the Sonatas for Unaccompanied Cello by Michael Hersch. Gaisford also returns to the Peabody Conservatory of Music for a world premiere performance of the Hersch Sonata No. 3 dedicated to Mr. Gaisford as well as lectures and performances with Michael Hersch.