|"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 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 gala world premiere of Concertino for Flute and Orchestra featuring flutist Jasmine Choi on the NFA's annual concerto night, for an audience of 2000 flutists; the 100th performance of Dorff's Blast Off! including 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; and world premieres of For Elise for Flute and Piano, Sonata (Spirit of the Hudson) for Bass Flute and Piano, and Snow Angel for Flute and Piano. 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
Upcoming and recent 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.
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 and committees of the National Flute Association.
Dorff's compositions have been published by Theodore Presser Company, Carl Fischer, Lauren Keiser Music (formerly 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 one million views.
last updated 7/4/18