Tim Daniels joined the Kansas City Symphony in the fall of 2018 as an English hornist and oboist. He has appeared on oboe and English horn with the San Francisco, New World, and Memphis Symphonies as well as the Metropolitan Opera and IRIS Orchestra. An ardent voice for new music, he has commissioned and premiered several new works for oboe and English horn. His efforts to reach and excite young artists and new audiences have led him to perform and instruct in public schools, restaurants, and hospitals across the country. In the summer of 2019, Daniels was invited to be a teaching artist for the Hawaii Youth Symphony’s Pacific Music Institute in Honolulu, where he taught and performed in PMI’s inaugural Festival Orchestra.
Daniels holds a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music from the Juilliard School, and a Performance Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He is also a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy. His primary teachers include Elaine Douvas, Eugene Izotov, Joey Salvalaggio, Daniel Stolper, and Robert Walters. Tim lives with his wife and frequent collaborator, violist Rachel Daniels, in the Kansas City suburbs. Originally from Collierville, he is thrilled to perform with the IRIS orchestra—the first orchestra he ever held season tickets to see.