Daniel Plane has a passion for bowed strings. As a cellist he has helped to pioneer extended techniques, and is a seasoned improviser in a number of styles. Classically trained at Interlochen Arts Academy and The Longy School of Music, he also attended the Berklee School of music where exposure to Bluegrass, Klezmer, and Jazz fanned his passion for roots music. Since graduating from Longy his principal focus has been the study and performance of folk music traditions on the violin, mandolin, guitar, and cello. His abilities as a multi-instrumentalist have been fertile ground for developing harmonic approaches to the cello similar to colleagues such as Natalie Haas, Mike Block, Tristan Clarridge, and Rushad Eggleston.
Daniel is a former member of the Colorado stringband Taarka, and has performed and recorded with artists such as Elephant Revival, The Sun Parade, Maeve Gilchrist, Darol Anger, Bill Nershi’s Blue Planet, and Jeff Austin & Friends. He performs his own arrangements of American folk music and may be seen playing with his wife Tatiana in their folk duo Viatsa. Daniel is also a member of Gypsy Groove and performs everything from Gypsy jazz to rock and roll around San Diego.