Personal Summary / Bio
Daniel Rippe was born into a musical household, receiving his first piano instruction before age five. At age ten he chose the cello, reluctantly, because all the school-rented double basses were taken. His formative musical experiences include numerous performances as a cellist, keyboard player, composer, and arranger in such varied genres as classical, alternative rock, and dance club music. Then he turned to early music, studying performance at the Peabody Conservatory.
Today, he is a professional player of viola da gamba, baroque cello, and vielle. Music samples in this profile are from his upcoming recording project, "The Vocal Viol."
Daniel Rippe is also the founding editor of RipMeister Publications, creating performance editions of early music repertory and seeking to expand the repertory for viols. RipMeister Publications has been praised by performers and teachers alike for producing printed-music editions that are "well executed in every respect," with "excellent prefaces," and for being a "welcome addition" to viol players' libraries. Visit online at www.RipMeister.com.