Brooklyn-based composer, pianist, and conductor Daniel Schlosberg’s music has been performed by the Dover Quartet, Minnesota Orchestra, Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Nashville and Albany Symphonies, at Carnegie Hall, (le) poisson rouge, Royal Albert Hall, Beijing Modern Music Festival, and David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption, and has also been featured in the New York Times and WNYC’s Soundcheck.
Daniel has received the Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and two ASCAP Morton Gould Awards. He is the Music Director of Heartbeat Opera in New York City, for which his radical re-orchestrations of classic operas have been praised as “flat-out brilliant” (New York Times) and “ingenious” (Wall Street Journal).
Daniel has composed for and music directed at the Soho Repertory Theater (for which his original score for Montag received a 2023 Drama Desk nomination), Public Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Baryshnikov Arts Center, and Playwrights Horizons. Current projects include The Extinctionist, a new opera for Heartbeat Opera (premiering Spring ‘24); music direction for Anthony Roth Costanzo and Justin Vivian Bond’s Only an Octave Apart at Wilton’s Music Hall in London (October ‘22), at the Spoleto Festival (June ‘23), and in Dublin (September ‘23); a new music-theater piece for Little Island in NYC (premiering summer ‘24); composition and music direction for Jeremy O. Harris’s A Boy’s Company Presents; composition and music direction for Dmitry Krymov’s next original play (premiering fall ‘24); and music direction and arrangements for Fake Friends’ The Last Bimbo of the Apocalypse (premiering fall ‘24).
In addition to collaborations with Angel Blue, the Imani Winds, Ariana DeBose, Tony Kushner, and Ben Stiller, he was a pianist for Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, and a featured soloist in Only an Octave Apart with the New York Philharmonic and on NPR’s Tiny Desk.