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Daniel Dorff

Daniel Dorff

Born: March 7, 1956

Daniel Dorff's music for flute and piccolo has entered the standard repertoire and is frequently performed and recorded worldwide. He has composed 7 commissioned works for the Philadelphia Orchestra's education department, and the Minnesota Orchestra's Kinder Konzert series has performed his music over 200 times. Recent highlights include 11 performances of Three Fun Fables by the Philadelphia Orchestra and Utah Symphony, 38 performances of Goldilocks and the Three Bears on the Minnesota Orchestra's Kinder Konzerts, and 10 all-Dorff concerts performed by the National Youth Orchestra of Uruguay. The 2016 convention of the National Flute Association featured 13 performances of Dorff's music.

Dorff's works have also been presented by Young Audiences (over 1000 performances), the Atlanta Opera (60 performances), Baltimore Symphony (32 performances), by clarinetists of the Chicago Symphony and Berlin Philharmonic, by flutists Jean-Pierre Rampal, Walfrid Kujala, Donald Peck, and Denis Bouriakov; and conducted by maestros Alan Gilbert and Wolfgang Sawallisch.

Other commissions have come from piccolo legends Walfrid Kujala and Sarah Jackson, the Colorado Symphony's Up Close and Musical series, Sacramento Symphony, Young Audiences, American Composers Forum, Ithaca College School of Music, Symphony in C, Curtis Institute of Music, and other organizations. Dorff has also created arrangements for Sir James Galway and pop musicians Keith Emerson and Lisa Loeb.

Daniel Dorff was born in New Rochelle, NY; acclaim came at age 18 with First Prize in the Aspen Music Festival's annual composers' competition for his Fantasy, Scherzo and Nocturne for saxophone quartet. Dorff later received degrees in composition from Cornell and University of Pennsylvania; teachers included George Crumb, George Rochberg, Karel Husa, Henry Brant, Ralph Shapey, Elie Siegmeister, and Richard Wernick. He studied saxophone with Sigurd Rascher. Dorff served from 1996 through 2015 as Composer-In-Residence for Symphony in C, in which he played bass clarinet from 1980 through 2002.

Daniel Dorff is VP of Publishing for Theodore Presser Company; a sought-after expert on music engraving and notation, he has lectured at many colleges as well as Carnegie Hall, and advises the leading notation software companies. He serves on the Boards of Directors for the Music Publishers' Association of the USA, Charles Ives Society, Vincent Persichetti Society, Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia, and has served on the Board of the National Flute Association.

Dorff's compositions have been recorded on Albany, Bridge, Crystal, Azica, and many other labels , and widely shared on youtube.

Email: ddorff@danieldorff.com Website: www.danieldorff.com


Air On A G String (Digital Download Only)

Air On A G String (Digital Download Only)

Product #: 15053
Credits: Bach/ Dorff
Series: Clarinet Quartet

$8.50

 

Ave Verum Corpus (Digital Download Only)

Ave Verum Corpus (Digital Download Only)

Product #: 15072
Credits: Mozart / Dorff
Series: Clarinet Quartet

$8.50

 

Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy

Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy

Product #: 15098
Credits: Tschaikowsky / Dorff
Series: Clarinet Quartet

$8.50

 

Gymnopedie No. 1 (Digital Download Only

Gymnopedie No. 1 (Digital Download Only

Product #: 15115
Credits: Satie/ Dorff
Series: Clarinet Quartet

$8.50

 

Sleigh Ride (Troika) (Digital Download Only)

Sleigh Ride (Troika) (Digital Download Only)

Product #: 15205
Credits: Prokofiev / Dorff
Series: Clarinet Quartet

$10.50

 

Traumerei (Digital Download Only)

Traumerei (Digital Download Only)

Product #: 15225
Credits: Schumann/ Dorff
Series: Clarinet Quartet

$8.50

 


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