Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Marlon Daniel Debuts As Guest Conductor of Sofia Sinfonietta in Bulgaria October 9, 2012

Marlon Daniel, Phoenix Forever, Hampson Sisler
Resident Conductor, 
Sofia Sinfonietta, 

One of the foremost exponents of music by composers of African and African American descent, Marlon Daniel is also Artistic Director of the Saint-Georges International Festival in Guadeloupe and Principal Conductor of the Festival of African and African American Music, where he collaborates with some of the most prolific Black composers of today in their world premiere new works. He is also credited with the conducting of important premieres including the world premiere Fred Onovwerosuoke’s Meditation for Darfur, the world premiere of Hampson Sisler’s Phoenix Forever Suite for Orchestra, the American premiere of Giya Kancheli’s Night Prayers for Clarinet, Strings and Tape and the Russian premiere of William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony.

Currently, Maestro Daniel is Music Director of Ensemble du Monde, chamber orchestra, and has accepted a two-year position as Resident Conductor of the Sofia Sinfonietta (2012 through 2014). His new CD “Phoenix Forever” on the MSR Classics label received rave reviews and was a contender for a 2011

[William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, Recordings, sheet music and books of William Grant Still are available at, which is operated by the composer's daughter Judith Anne Still]

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