Schooled in Piano by his Russain Grandmother, as a teenager he broke free from the strictness of his traditional upbringing. Drawn to the bright lights of Tel Aviv, he began to write his own songs. Lined up for a place at Music School in Israel he decided to move back to Berlin alone where he applied for classical singing at the UDK Berlin but was rejected. Finally, Daniel got a scholarship at the Arts Education School in London.
Following graduation in 2014 he went straight into theater, followed by roles on British television. In Germany, he became popular overnight with his lead role in the series "Sankt Maik", roles in “Tatort” and a starring role in Dror Zahavi’s Feature Film "Crescendo" (To be released in 2019)
Cry by the River is DONSKOY’S first release ahead of an upcoming EP in spring 2019.
In Daniel’s words “ It never felt like a conscious decision to start sharing my inner thoughts and feelings with an audience. Sometimes this will happen as an actor, other times as a musician. We’re dealing with emotions, so why limit yourself if emotions are the most limitless thing we’ll ever get to know.’’