Friday, May 10, 2013

Prof. Christine Gangelhoff: 'Thought you might be interested in this new Wikipedia entry on conductor Marlon Daniel'

Marlon Daniel

Dr. Christine Gangelhoff of The College of The Bahamas writes:

Dear Bill,

Thought you might be interested in this new Wikipedia entry on conductor Marlon Daniel:

Best regards,

Wikipedia  (Excerpt)
American conductor Marlon Daniel is one of the foremost exponents of music by composers of African and African American descent in the world. He has been described as “…one of the youngest and most prominent pianist/conductors in New York today.” (Le Figaro - France Amerique), “…a natural and enormous talent.” (Chicago Sun-Times) and “fabulous and exceptional” (Pravda - Moscow). He is the winner of the 2009 John and Mary Virginia Foncannon Conducting Award.

Daniel started his musical career as a child prodigy pianist in Chicago, Illinois. Later he worked as a freelance concert artist while studying conducting and piano at Manhattan School of Music. In 1993 he was selected as one of thirteen pianists from around the world to participate in the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival Young Artist Program. He continued to be active as a soloist with orchestra, recitalist and chamber musician in collaboration with noted vocal and instrumental soloists in the United States and Europe.

In 2000, Daniel founded Manhattan Virtuosi and became its Music Director for the next four years. Increasingly focusing on his conducting career, from 2003 untill 2007 he resided predominantly in Europe. During this time he served as Associate Conductor of the Praga Sinfonietta. After the dissolution of Manhattan Virtuosi, Daniel founded and was Music Director of the New York-based chamber orchestra Ensemble du Monde in 2004, which brought together virtuoso musicians from around the world, including many former members of Manhattan Virtuosi.

Daniel has subsequently appeared in concert halls throughout the world including Carnegie Hall (New York, NY), Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (New York, NY), The Rudolfinum (Prague, Czech Republic), Bulgaria Hall (Sofia, Bulgaria), Insular Hall (Alabang, Philippines), Severance Hall (Cleveland, OH), L'Archipel (Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe) and alongside several internationally renowned artists that have included Deborah Voigt, Julian Milkis, Koh Gabriel Kameda and Magali Léger.

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