Daniel Kassteen

Daniel Kassteen joined the Louisville Orchestra in 2002 after winning a national audition for Third Trumpet.  In addition to performing in Louisville, Mr. Kassteen is the Principal Trumpet of Orchestra Kentucky Bowling Green (OKBG), a position he has held since 2006.  He has been a frequent substitute with the Nashville Symphony and participated in a tour with the NSO that took him to Carnegie Hall in 2012. While freelancing in Nashville, Dan has had the opportunity to participate in several video game recording soundtracks at Ocean Way Studios. Since moving to Louisville, Kassteen has performed as a member of four different opera companies:  Louisville, Cincinnati, Nashville and for two summers as a member of the Des Moines Metro Opera in Iowa.

Much of what Mr. Kassteen does is centered around orchestral performance but his versatility as a musician has allowed him to share the stage with such performers as Sheryl Crow, Peter Cetera, John Williams, Amy Grant, Ben Folds, Blood Sweat and Tears, LeAnn Rimes, Wayne Newton, Kenny Rogers and Dennis DeYoung, among many others.  Advice for aspiring young musicians:  attend live concerts as often as possible.  Originally from New Jersey, Mr. Kassteen holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University.