Daniel Bäz, born in Dresden in 1982, received his first piano lessons at the age of six and studied bassoon with Mario Hendel from 1995. During this time he was several times first prize winner and finalist of national competitions. He completed his studies in Cologne with Georg Klütsch with the concert exam with distinction.
After a first permanent position at the Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie Chemnitz, Daniel Bäz has been Coordinated Principal Bassoonist of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra since 2008.
Numerous tours with this orchestra have taken him through large parts of Europe, to North and South America as well as to East Asia. He is also a welcome guest with leading German symphony orchestras such as the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Konzerthausorchester Berlin and the NDR Elbphilharmonieorchester Hamburg. As a soloist, he regularly collaborates with the Dresden Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra.
In addition to his activities in the orchestra as well as in the soloist field, Daniel Bäz is also interested in the practice of chamber music. He is a founding member of the wind quintet Ménage à cinq, with which he received a scholarship from the German Music Council in 2007 after successfully participating in the German Music Competition and was a participant in the "52nd Federal Selection of Concerts of Young Artists".
Daniel Bäz is also very active in the field of music education and promotion of young musicians, among other things within the framework of "freakquency - Philharmonie für Familien und Schulen" and since summer 2016 as a lecturer at the Bundesjugendorchester.