Cellist Daniel McDonough has performed across the US and abroad as a chamber musician and recitalist. He is best known as cellist of the award-winning Jupiter String Quartet. The Jupiter Quartet has received first prizes at the 8th Banff International String Quartet Competition, Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, and the Young Concert Artists Auditions, as well as important honors such as Chamber Music America’s triennial Cleveland Quartet Award, the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, and membership in The Bowers Program. Now entering its second decade, the Jupiter Quartet has enjoyed the great privilege of performing on the world's finest concert stages, including New York's Carnegie Hall, London's Wigmore Hall, Mexico City's Bellas Artes, and the Schloss Esterhazy in Austria. He is also a founding member of the conductor-less ensemble ECCO, the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, which has recently appeared at the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts in Central Park and will perform this season in Philadelphia and New York. In addition to his concert career, Mr. McDonough is a passionate teacher. With the quartet he holds the position of artist-in-residence at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In the summer he appears and teaches regularly at the Aspen Music Festival, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Skaneateles Festival, and Madeleine Island Music Festival. He lives in Urbana, Illinois with his wife (and violinist of the Jupiter Quartet), Meg Freivogel, and their two children, Lillian and Felix.