Daniel Haskins

Percussionist Daniel Haskins is currently principal percussionist of the Opera Orchestra of New York and the Stamford Symphony, and performs on period instruments as timpanist of the American Classical Orchestra. Daniel is percussionist in the American Ballet Theatre orchestra and formally timpanist of the New York City Opera National Company. He performed for many years as a percussionist with the Radio City Orchestra playing for the Christmas Spectacular, Easter Extravaganza and other shows at Radio City Music Hall. He has also played in many orchestras on Broadway. Recently, Daniel was the percussionist for The Woman in White, Mary Poppins, The King and I and Sunset Boulevard. Along with his performing duties, he is also Personnel Manager for Opera Orchestra of New York, The Queens Symphony and was Orchestra Contractor for Il Divo – A Musical Affair on Broadway. Daniel can be heard on a wide range of recordings, including Opera, Orchestral, Broadway cast albums, commercial jingles, and movie sound tracks. Daniel has also played on television broadcasts including the All Star Tribute to Brian Wilson at Radio City Music Hall and Live from Lincoln Center shows including Lang Lang’s New York Rhapsody. He holds a Bachelor and Master Degrees from Manhattan School of Music, where he was a student of Fred Hinger and Walter Rosenberger.