Born in Mexico City, Daniel Vega-Albela started studying violin with Yuriko Kuronuma. At fifteen, he won the silver medal in the first National Violin Competition in Mexico City. At sixteen, he traveled to New York City where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the Mannes College of Music, under the guidance of Sally Thomas. He has played with many ensembles in the United States, such as the St. Cecilia Chamber Orchestra and the Western New York Chamber Players. He has toured Japan and Mexico, and has had many appearances as soloist with different orchestras throughout Mexico. He has also worked with several chamber and symphony orchestras in Mexico, such as the Orquesta de Cámara de Morelos, the Camerata de Torreón, and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería.
From 1994 to 1997, he was instructor of violin at the Academia Yuriko Kuronuma in Mexico City, and in 1997, he joined the Conservatorio de las Rosas to teach violin performance and to play with their new music ensemble, the Ensamble de las Rosas. From 2001 to 2003, he was Violin Instructor at the Interlochen Center for the Arts. His devotion to teaching yielded some important results: he is featured in the 2004 and 2005 edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.
Mr. Vega-Albela holds a Master of Violin Performance degree from Western Michigan University, and a Master of Chamber Music degree from Kent State University, where he studied with Renata Artman Knific and Ivan Chan, respectively.