October 3: Daniel Winfield, viola

Photo by David Meyers

Performing: Loneliness by Povilas Syrrist-Gelgota & Ferdinand by Elaine Fine

Paired with Artwork:

Musician statement: Both of these pieces represent the loneliness that has been felt by so many in this past year during the shutdown and Quarantine. It was tough for many individuals including myself who work in an art related field. Both of these works were written in 2020 during the shutdown.

About the music:

At an early age Daniel Winfield had understanding and deep love for music, especially anything featuring the stringed instruments. His musical studies began at the age of 7 when he started playing the Violin. At the age of 11 Daniel switched to the viola, and his music career began.

In the fall of 2000 Daniel began his studies in Music Education at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. There he studied under teachers Dr. Catharine Carroll and Dr. Maaso Kawasaki.

In 2001, Daniel was chosen to become the first recipient of the Ted Pollock Memorial Scholarship for gifted string students from the Columbus Public School System. Daniel returned home to Columbus where he became a member of the Westerville Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Peter Stafford Wilson, and is now enjoying his 18th season as Assistant Principal Viola. Daniel is also a member of Lima Symphony Orchestra, and freelances with many other orchestras around the state.