Daniel Kuehn has been 2nd/Asst. Principal Trumpet with the Colorado Symphony (Denver Symphony) since 1976. During that time Mr. Kuehn has performed numerous times as a guest soloist with that symphony performing such works as Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #2, J.F. Faush- Concerto in D and on many Pops concerts. Mr. Kuehn has toured Europe (Italy, Switzerland) as a guest soloist performing alongside the world renowned pianist Claude Frank.
Mr. Kuehn received his Bachelor of Music in Performance from North Carolina School of the Arts (1987). His major trumpet professors have been Mr. William Vacchiano, Alan Dean, Robert Nagel and most recently Carl "Doc" Severinsen. He also studied frequently with Vincent Cichowicz and Frank Kaderabek. Along with his musical studies Mr. Kuehn has been a member of the International Trumpet Guild since 1972 and has performed as a guest soloist on numerous occasions. Most recently was at the 2004 ITG premiering with a piece written for him and his brother David Kuehn; also a professional trumpet player, titled "Echos". Later that week Mr. Kuehn was featured as soloist during the Festival of Trumpets.
While a member of the CSO, Mr. Kuehn spent his summer months performing with the renowned Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in western N.Y. (1977-1983) and later as Principal Trumpet with the Central City Opera Orchestra (1984-1992). During a two year sabbatical from the Denver Symphony Mr. Kuehn performed as Principal Trumpet with the Hamilton Philharmonic in Ontario, Canada during 1978 and then recorded Syndicated Television for 26 weeks with Jack Jones as host of "At the Palace" with members of The Boss Brass in Toronto, Canada. After returning to the CSO Mr. Kuehn began his University Teaching career with multiple years with Lamont School of Music (Denver University, 1982-1988), University of Northern Colorado (Adjunct Trumpet Professor, 1987-2003) and the University of Wyoming (Adjunct Trumpet Professor, 2001-2002). He has also taught at the University of Colorado in one year positions on several occasions.
Mr. Kuehn has recorded with the BBC, NPR and can be heard on dozens of recordings through Dorian Records with such Brass Ensembles as: Boulder Brass, Denver Brass, Alpin Brass. He can also be heard on the sound track of the movie "Warriors of Virtue" produced by the Lee brothers (1998). The music score was down by the world renowned composer Don Davis of such movies as the "Matrix" trilogies.
Mr. Kuehn worked extensively with Doc Severinsen and the development of his new line of professional trumpets "Destino". Mr. Kuehn plays the "Destino" model Bflat and C trumpets exclusively.