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published September 30, 2013

Violin phenom to perform at annual benefit

The first time Daniel D swept a bow across a violin he was just 12 years old. Now that he’s doubled his age, he’s more than doubled his musical accomplishments.

Daniel D, 24, will perform at Breakthrough’s Annual Benefit on Oct. 18 as the featured live entertainer of the night. Hailing from Charleston, SC, he has a resume that stretches from opening artist for President Barack Obama’s president campaign to head of his church on Sunday morning.

With his faith at the center of his motivation to play music, Daniel D has been careful to maintain a humble attitude in light of his many accomplishments. He has performed for a crowd of 50,000 at the Charlotte Bobcats half-time show and is a highlighted performer on BET’s music entertainment show“106 & Park.”

For Daniel D, the pure joy of playing music far surpasses the prestige of his young career.

“Every opportunity to play offers new enlightenment and a chance to learn,” he said. “I love performing and I love playing – period.”

Daniel D graduated from the Charleston School of the Arts in 2007 and immediately went on a nationwide tour with T-Bone Ministries. Since graduating, he’s released albums SonRise (2013), Epic Sounds (2012), Serenade (2010) and Play for Me (2009).

His single “Lullaby” off  made the Top 50 in Indie Charts.

He was also awarded a summer scholarship at New York Juilliard School of Music and his fiddle-laden remix of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” has garnered nationwide attention at events.

To see Daniel D perform and attend the annual benefit, RSVP here. To listen to Daniel D on YouTube, click here.

Story by Associate Director of Communications and Marketing Jamie Lynn Ferguson