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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 written 7 commissions for the Philadelphia Orchestra's education department, and the Minnesota Orchestra's Kinder Konzert series has performed his music over 200 times. The 2017-18 season featured the 100th performance of Dorff's Blast Off! amid extended runs by the Kansas City Symphony and Jacksonville Symphony; a performance of his clarinet concerto Summer Solstice by the South Dakota Symphony; a performance of In A Deep Funk at the Kennedy Center; gala world premieres of For Elise for Flute and Piano, Sonata (Spirit of the Hudson) for Bass Flute and Piano, and Concertino for Flute and Orchestra featuring flutist Jasmine Choi on the NFA's annual concerto night. Recent highlights also have included 38 performances of Goldilocks and the Three Bears on the Minnesota Orchestra's Kinder Konzerts, The Three Little Pigs on a chamber concert of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, and 10 all-Dorff concerts performed by the National Youth Orchestra of Uruguay.

Dorff's works have been presented by Young Audiences (over 1000 opera performances in schools), the Atlanta Opera (60 performances), Baltimore Symphony (32 performances), Pittsburgh Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Aspen Music Festival, Chicago Symphony Radiothon, clarinetists of the Chicago Symphony and Berlin Philharmonic, pianist Marc-André Hamelin, many of the world's leading flutists, 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, Young Audiences, American Composers Forum, Ithaca College School of Music, and many other soloists and 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 began at age 18 with First Prize in the Aspen Music Festival's annual composers' competition. Dorff 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 and bass clarinet with Ronald Reuben. 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 published by Theodore Presser Company, Carl Fischer, Kendor Music, Lauren Keiser Music (formerly MMB), Shawnee Press, and Mel Bay, and recorded on Albany, Bridge, Centaur, Crystal, Azica, and many other labels. YouTubes of his compositions and arrangements have received over one million views.

 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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