Daniel Hochstöger was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1992. At music school he learned clarinet, recorder and piano. After attending several talent development projects, he studied clarinet at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität with Matthias Schorn, where he graduated with an excellent bachelor's degree in 2013. He then studied clarinet at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz with Gerald Pachinger (Master) and recorder (concert subject) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Carsten Eckert. At the Academy of Music "Hanns Eisler" he also completed a master's degree in clarinet (with Martin Spangenberg).
Daniel Hochstöger was 3rd prize winner at the Gradus ad Parnassum Competition 2009 and scholarship holder of the Yamaha Music Foundation. He has gained orchestral experience through tours with the European Union Youth Orchestra and the Vienna Jeunesse Orchestra and as a substitute with the Vienna State Opera Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and the Staatskapelle Dresden.
After two years of training at the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic, he has been principal clarinetist with the Dresden Philharmonic since 2019.