Daniel Müller-Schott was born in Munich, Germany, in 1976. A child prodigy, he advanced quickly, and following his 1992 Tchaikovsky Competition victory in Moscow, he began concertizing regularly across the globe and eventually appeared with the major orchestras in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, London, Paris, Oslo, Berlin, Munich, and in parts of Asia.
In August 2007 Müller-Schott gave an acclaimed performance of the challenging Ligeti
Cello Concerto at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival with the NDR Symphony Orchestra under Peter Ruzicka
. Müller-Schott has also appeared at other music festivals over the years, including Tanglewood, Salzburg, Lucerne, Roskilde, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and many more. His regular-season concert activity is considerable, as well: the 2009-2010 concert season featured a tour with Neville Marriner
and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
in Austria, Germany, and Turkey; chamber music performances in Germany and Belgium; and solo performances with orchestra in Czechoslovakia, Spain, and the U.S.