School of Music student Daniel Egwurube to perform at the Nobel Prize concert

Dec. 1, 2017

Current UNLV Flute Studio sophomore, Daniel Egwurube, will be traveling to Stockholm, Sweden next week to perform with Gustavo Dudamel at the Nobel Prize Concert on December 8, 2017!

Daniel was born in Nigeria, but moved to Los Angeles when he was 5. He started taking flute lessons at the Harmony Project in Los Angeles, and became a member of the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA), which is run by the LA Phil. It is though this program, which is inspired by the El Sistema program in Venezuela, where Daniel had opportunities to perform in Disney Hall in LA with Gustavo Dudamel. Daniel was selected (from a competitive audition) as an all-star YOLA alum and will be traveling to Sweden to play a solo piece (Syrinx, by Claude Debussy) during Dudamel’s speech at the event. 

For those who may not be aware, the Harmony Project is a music program serving students in underserved communities: They are partners with the LA Phil and YOLA, which is led by Gustavo Dudamel:

Daniel is 20 years old and transferred to UNLV in fall 2017 from Los Angeles Community College.