Daniel Taubenheim, born in Lake Bluff, Illinois, is a recent master’s degree recipient of the Shepherd School of Music where he studied with Barbara Butler and Charlie Geyer. Taubenheim began his trumpet studies at the age of eleven under the guidance of Christopher Richardson. A few years later he won the Chicago Union League Civic and Arts Competition in 2008, took second place at the National Trumpet Competition, and won the Concerto Competition at Eastern Music Festival in 2009.
Moving to New York in 2010, he began his studies with Raymond Mase and Mark Gould at The Juilliard School. Among frequent appearances with The Juilliard Orchestra, Taubenheim played in a wide variety of groups including the Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Symphony in C, The New World Symphony Orchestra, and guest appearances with The American Brass Quintet.
Beginning in 2012, Taubenheim began to study with the highly esteemed baroque trumpet soloist John Thiessen. Taubenheim then took this skill on two international tours including visits to France, Japan, and Singapore playing with the Yale Schola Cantorum under the direction of Maestro Masaaki Suzuki. In France, he played alongside William Christie’s group, Les Arts Florissants, and The Juilliard School’s baroque ensemble, Juilliard 415.
Taubenheim has attended the Aspen Music Festival and Music Academy of the West.