Daniel Havel (1984) studied flute with Božena Růžičková at the Brno Conservatory, where he graduated in 2006 with a solo recital, and then at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague with Radomír Pivoda, where he graduated in 2011. Already during his studies he participated in recordings for the Czech Radio (with J. Ibert and O. Mácha) and regularly attended international master-classes in the Czech Republic and abroad. He began his rich orchestral experience already as a student in Brno, where he cooperated with the chamber ensemble Scholastici Musici, Moravian chamber orchestra, and Czech chamber soloists, and in 2005 played in the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2007, he has been a member of the orchestra of the National Theatre Prague, and in 2012 he performed as solo flautist with the Czech Philharmonic. He is a member of Ostravská banda and Prague Modern, focused on contemporary music, and he cooperates regularly with such ensembles as the Prague Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Czech Philharmonic, and Prague Chamber Orchestra. He has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, Kunstakademie Berlin, Muziekcentrum Vredenburg in Utrecht, and the Prague Srping Festival. As a soloist, he regularly participates in presentation and premieres of contemporary (including works by Miloslav Kabeláč, Jan Hanuš, Diego Soifer, and Dai Fujikura) and has collaborated with the French bassoonist and conductor Pascal Gallois. Since 2013, he has been teaching at New York University Prague.