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      Pianist Daniel Schlosberg Plays Schubert, Silvestrov, and More


      Pianist Daniel Schlosberg returns to the WFMT Levin Performance Studio with to play the following program:
      Franz Schubert: Drei Klavierstücke, D. 946
      Carl Ruggles: Evocations, 4 Chants for Piano
      Ludwig van Beethoven: 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126
      Francis Poulenc: Les soirées de Nazelles
      Valentin Silvestrov: Der Bote


      Daniel Schlosberg has been described as an “expert pianist” (Boston Globe), and his performances have been praised for their “intellect and passion” (Washington Post). As a collaborative pianist, Tim Smith of the Baltimore Sun wrote: “Daniel Schlosberg was a model accompanist, bringing out the remarkable richness of the piano writing.”

      He enjoys a multifaceted relationship with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, appearing on numerous chamber music and new music concerts. In 2012, he was a featured soloist in subscription performances of Messiaen’s “Trois Petites Liturgies”, for which John von Rhein in the Chicago Tribune wrote: “Daniel Schlosberg played the daunting piano part splendidly”; and Lawrence A. Johnson of the Chicago Classical Review wrote of “a prominent, challenging piano part, played here with great fire and conviction by Daniel Schlosberg in a notable CSO debut.”

      Schlosberg can be heard on a number of recordings, including Stephen Andrew Taylor’s quartet “Quark Shadows” (Albany Records) with members of the Pacifica Quartet and Chicago Symphony Last year saw the release of Augusta Read Thomas’s solo 2013 work “Starlight Ribbons” (Nimbus Records, commissioned by Harvard’s Fromm Foundation), for which he is also gave the live premiere; and “Gaul Me Maybe: French Baroque Keyboard Works” (Centaur), his second solo album. His most recent recording is of Lei Liang’s “Inkscape” with Third Coast Percussion (New World Records).

      He gives frequent solo recitals at Bargemusic and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and in past seasons has appeared in solo and chamber repertoire at the Austrian Cultural Forum (New York) Dame Myra Hess Series (Chicago), Phillips Collection, and at the embassies of Romania, Israel, Austria and Germany in Washington, D.C. He appears frequently on radio stations nationwide.

      Schlosberg is an avid proponent of new music and has collaborated with eighth blackbird, Third Coast Percussion, the International Contemporary Ensemble, Ensemble Dal Niente, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, pianist Amy Briggs, and the New Music Ensembles at the University of Chicago and University of Illinois. He was also a founding member of Yarn/Wire. In 2009, he gave the US premiere of renowned composer Kaija Saariaho’s “Calices” with violinist Austin Wulliman.

      Another particular interest of Schlosberg’s is song accompaniment, and he has a long-standing duo with the baritone Ryan de Ryke. In 2007, he curated and performed in a series of six concerts nationwide exploring the early chamber music and lieder of Erich Wolfgang Korngold, and each October he directs and performs in the Baltimore Lieder Weekend.

      On harpsichord, Schlosberg has participated in the world premiere of Anna Clyne’s “Of Sudden Shut” on MusicNOW, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s new music series, played the continuo/recit for Le Nozze di Figaro for Opera Notre Dame, and performed excerpts from Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” with Itzhak Perlman at Carnegie Hall (Zankel).

      He has served as a staff accompanist for two prominent music festivals: the Perlman Music Program (Shelter Island, NY and Sarasota, Fl.), and for the vocal program of the Steans Music Institute at Ravinia. In the summer of 2000, he held the Leonard Bernstein Fellowship in Piano at Tanglewood. The same summer, he took part in a special collaboration with the Paul Taylor Dance Company at the Jacob’s Pillow Festival in performances of solo Debussy.

      He has also taken an increasing interest in conducting, attending workshops with Donald Schleicher and Larry Rachleff, as well as serving as Assistant Rehearsal Conductor for Afterword, the critically acclaimed opera by George Lewis.

      He has been on faculty at the University of Notre Dame since 2005. In addition to his service in the music department, he is faculty advisor to the Table Tennis Club of NotreDame.

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