Born in Haifa, Israel, Daniel Domb began the violin at eight and switched to the cello at eleven when Paul Tortelier, in Israel at the time, agreed to accept him as a student. When Tortelier moved back to Paris, Daniel followed and two years later moved to New York where he studied with Leonard Rose. At age fifteen, a few months after arriving in New York, Daniel was chosen by Leonard Bernstein to be a soloist with the New York Philharmonic in the Young Peoples Concerts, televised worldwide.
Many solo appearances followed with many of the great orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony with Seiji Ozawa, the Boston Pops with Arthur Fiedler, The National Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra. He also gave recitals in New York’s Carnegie Hall and Town Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, London’s Wigmore Hall and many other venues throughout Europe and North America. Daniel completed a bachelor and master degree from Juilliard and became a professor at the Oberlin Conservatory at the age of 22. He later served as principal cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra for two years under Lorin Maazel and then accepted the position of principal Cellist of the Toronto Symphony, which he held until 2000.
Daniel has been featured on numerous orchestral and chamber music recordings but achieved a milestone with the international release of the first and only Canadian recordings of the complete Bach Suites for Solo Cello. He followed this with the Kodaly Sonata for Solo Cello, Meditations, for cello and harp and four lighter CDs recorded with his wife Carey accompanying him on guitar: Apollo, Odyssey, Il Sole Italiano and Steppes.
“Mr. Domb possesses an arsenal of technic and a passionate intensity.” The New York Times
“...best moments of this evening. Mr. Domb blazed where appropriate, but it was his cantilena which
charmed most.” The Los Angeles Times
Carey Domb started her musical life with the cello, receiving both bachelor and master of music degrees from Rice University in Texas. Although she has dedicated herself to teaching, she has played with the Houston Pops Orchestra, Montovani Orchestra, CJRT Orchestra, Toronto Philharmonic and as a substitute in the Toronto Symphony. Daniel and Carey began their duo performing with two cellos and can both be heard playing cello on two CDs of pianist Mary Bundy: A Gift of Love and Blessings from the Heart. However, they always had in mind a different kind of setting to frame the beautiful sound of the cello, and Carey began to accompany Daniel on guitar, arranging many of their favourite pieces. The combination of cello and guitar has been so successful that the couple performs regularly for both public and private events in Canada and the north-eastern United States. They have released four CDs: Apollo, Odyssey, Il Sole Italiano and Steppes. The discs, manufactured in Canada, have been especially popular in Taiwan, selling over twenty thousand copies. The recordings have also found a niche with audiophiles world-wide, leading to a German re-release of Apollo on vinyl and Chinese releases of both Apollo and Odyssey on vinyl.
"The Dombs are in sync as always, going forward and spreading joy to the world through the universal language of music." Phyllis Feldman, Canadian Jewish News
Leonard Bernstein's handwritten notes about Daniel