Daniel Ruehr

 

When did you start playing your instrument?

 

Age 7.

 

 

What do you do when you're not playing in the LSO?

 

I am an actuary, specializing in small business retirement consulting. I am also a self-described softball phenom.

 

 

When, or how, did you come to join the orchestra?
 

I am an Upper Darby native, and an alumni of the Upper Darby Concert Choir, so I have been an LSO fan for many years! When I moved back to town in 2014, Herold Klein encouraged me to become an LSO regular.

 
Do you play in any other musical groups?
 

I "freelance" occasionally, but the LSO is my only regularly meeting group.

 
Do you come from a musical family?
 

I do - I am the youngest of three, and we all were involved in music from a young age.

 
Does the instrument you play on have a story?
 

My violin was made by the same violin maker who made my childhood teacher's instrument, and that to me is a very special connection. I have been playing on it for almost 10 years now.

 
Are you originally from Lansdowne/Philadelphia?
 

Technically, I grew up in Drexel Hill, but our next door neighbors lived in Lansdowne!

 
Who is your favorite superhero?

 

The caped crusader, the dark knight, Bruce Wayne.... BATMAN

 
Instrument
 

Violin

2010 - present

2010 - present