Dan Schlosberg

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This page is about the Brooklyn-based composer and pianist.
For the Chicago-based pianist, see Daniel Schlosberg (disambiguation).

Brooklyn-based composer, pianist, music director, and arranger Dan Schlosberg’s music has been performed by the Dover Quartet, Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Minnesota Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, Albany Symphony, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, and Lorelei Ensemble, at venues including Carnegie Hall, (le) poisson rouge, The Kennedy Center, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Beijing Modern Music Festival, and David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption. Current projects include the new love-in-the-time-of-climate-apocalypse opera The Extinctionist (2024); a summer 2024 opera project at New York’s Little Island; new orchestration of Poul Ruders’ The Handmaid’s Tale for the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity; and composition/ music direction for Jeremy O. Harris’ A Boy’s Company Presents. In 2023, Schlosberg music directed the month-long run of Justin Vivian Bond and Anthony Roth Costanzo’s Only an Octave Apart at the Dublin Fringe Festival, and in 2022 performed as the piano soloist with the New York Philharmonic when the show remounted at Lincoln Center; in 2021, Schlosberg was the audition, rehearal, and soundtrack pianist for Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story. As Heartbeat Opera’s music director, Schlosberg has garnered national acclaim for his re-orchestrations of classic operas; as a performer, Schlosberg has collaborated with Angel Blue, Ani Kavafian, Anthony and Demarre McGill, David Shifrin, and the Imani Winds in major US music festivals. Schlosberg is a principal pianist with NOVUS NY, and made his orchestral conducting debut with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2023, leading an all-Maria Callas program.

Schlosberg has received the Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and two ASCAP Morton Gould Awards; in 2023, he was nominated for a Drama Desk award for Outstanding Music in a Play for original music for Kate Tarker’s Montag (Soho Rep). Schlosberg‘s work has been described as “mercurial”, “imaginative”, “richly detailed yet delicate” and “flat-out brilliant” by the New York Times and “witty” and “ingenious” by the Wall Street Journal. He received his DMA in Composition from the Yale School of Music.

Select collaborators
BodyVox Dance Company
Justin Vivian Bond
Ato Blankson-Wood
Angel Blue
Andrew Burnap
Juliana Canfield
Valerie Coleman
Anthony Roth Costanzo
James Cusati-Moyer
Ariana DeBose
Dover Quartet
Jeremy O. Harris
Imani Winds
Tony Kushner
Anthony & Demarre McGill
Steven Spielberg
Jeanine Tesori
Dustin Wills
Shaunette Renée Wilson

Select interviews, public talks, lectures, and panels
2024, Yale School of Drama (New Haven), Opera Practicum with Dustin Wills
2022, Soho Rep (New York, NY) with Kamala Sankaram and others
2020, Heartbeat Opera (online) with Julia Bullock, Jeanine Tesori and others
2018, Opéra-Comique (Paris, France) with Ethan Heard
2018, Baruch PAC (New York, NY) with Bernard E. Harcourt and others
2017, Chamber Music Northwest (Portland, OR) with David Lang
2017, Talks at Google (New York, NY)

©2024 Dan Schlosberg