Daniel Getz joined the viola section of the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2013-14 season. Raised in Bethesda, Maryland, Mr. Getz began studying violin at age eight and switched to the viola at sixteen, studying with National Symphony violist Mahoko Eguchi. In 2011 he received his bachelor of music degree from the New England Conservatory, where he was a student of Kim Kashkashian. He earned his master of music degree at the Juilliard School in 2013 as a student of Heidi Castleman and Robert Vernon. Daniel Getz has performed the Bartók, Walton, and Stamitz viola concertos as a soloist with various orchestras in his hometown. He also frequently performs chamber music concerts in the Greater Boston area and in the Berkshires with other members of the BSO. Mr. Getz teaches viola and chamber music at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. Prior to joining the BSO, he performed as a substitute with the orchestra as well as with the New York Philharmonic. An alumnus of the Tanglewood Music Center, he has also participated at the Aspen Music Festival, Kneisel Hall, and the Perlman Music Program.