New Jersey Music Educators Association – All-State Orchestra
Daniel Son, 17, is a graduating senior at Ridgewood High School and studies viola at The Julliard School Pre-college division with Sophie Arbuckle. Furthermore, in the summer, he studies at the Perlman Music Program, a seven week intensive camp for students chosen by Itzhak Perlman, under Carol Rodland and Kirsten Docter. He is a winner of the National YoungArts Foundation, Bravura Competition, Lyra Music Competition, Camerata Artists scholarship winner at the National League of Performing Artists competition. He first debuted at the age of 15, performing the Walton Viola Concerto with orchestra, at Merkin Hall. In addition, Daniel has performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Bruno Walter Auditorium, Alice Tully, Princeton Performing Center, the United Nations Headquarters, and the King Abdullah II Cultural Center in Jordan. In school, he enjoys leading the school’s math team and newspaper, and acts as school treasurer. Daniel will be attending Harvard in the Fall of 2020 to continue his studies.