SFC Daniel Pierson hails from Kansas City, MO. He holds degrees from Indiana University, where he studied on scholarship with the world renown violinist Yuval Yaron, and the University of Maryland, where he received an orchestral assistantship and studied chamber music with members of the legendary Guarneri String Quartet. Daniel joined The U.S. Army Strings in 1998. Since then, he has been a featured soloist on numerous occassions, including multiple performances of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and performances of Mark O'Connors' Strings and Threads. Daniel resides in Arlington, VA, with his wife Tracy and their two children, Kevin and Audrey.