The cellist Daniel Grosgurin was born in Geneva and received his first musical training at the Conservatory of Music there, before studying with János Starker at the University of Indiana and in Geneva with Pierre Fournier. He won prizes at the international Geneva and Cassado Competitions, and after his début at the Wigmore Hall in London in 1976 began performing as a soloist with various well-known orchestras in Europe and America. He has performed with some of the best known pianists and violinists of his generation, and has been invited to Europe’s most prestigious festivals, as well as being a frequent guest of the American Eastern Music Festival. From 1995 to 2005 he was Music Director of Les Solistes de Genève, and from 2006 to 2008 he was a member of the Beethoven Quartet. In 1978 he was appointed Professor at the Mannheim Musikhochschule and since 1990 he has taught exclusively at the Geneva Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique, giving masterclasses at various institutions in Europe, the United States and Japan. His recordings include a release devoted to the music of the Spanish cellist-composer Gaspar Cassadó and an album under the title Violoncelle & Opéra.