|"Music that sparkles and cajoles in its tuneful caressing of the ears." - Fanfare Magazine
"A significant contribution to the future of classical music." - allmusic.com
"Fully engages the intellect, yet it is also thoroughly enjoyable music. Would that all composers wrote thus!" - Fanfare Magazine
|MUSIC BY DANIEL DORFF|
|LISTINGS BY INSTRUMENT:||SPECIAL INTEREST PAGES:|
|Flute/Piccolo||Calendar of Performances|
|Flute & Clarinet Duets||Music for Children's Concerts|
|Oboe||Arrangements and Editions|
|Clarinet||Commissioning a new piece|
|Opera, Chorus, Voice|
|Band & Wind Ensemble|
Daniel Dorff's music for flute and piccolo has entered the 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 2018-19 season featured the premiere of Concertino for Flute and Orchestra featuring flutist Jasmine Choi on the NFA's annual concerto night for an audience of 2000 flutists, all-Dorff mini-Festivals at University of Delaware and University of Alabama, and several premieres of chamber works. Other recent highlights have included two performances of "Salmon Lake" from Sonata (Three Lakes) on NPR's "From The Top," and frequent performances of Blast Off! for narrator and orchestra. Dorff's music will be featured at the the 2019 annual conventions of the National Flute Association, International Clarinet Association, and International Double Reed Society.
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, pianists Jeremy Denk and Marc-André
Hamelin, and many of the world's leading flutists. His orchestral music has been premiered by maestros including Alan Gilbert and Wolfgang
Recent and upcoming premieres include:
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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.
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 advised 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 and committees of the National Flute Association.
Dorff's compositions have been published by Theodore Presser Company, Carl Fischer, Lauren Keiser Music/MMB, Shawnee Press, Mel Bay, and Kendor Music, and recorded on Albany, Bridge, Centaur, Crystal, Azica, and many other labels. YouTubes of his compositions and arrangements have received over 1,000,000 views.
last updated 6/6/19