Dan Lippel, guitar
Monday, October 2, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
Harper Hall, Music Drama Center
Guitarist Daniel Lippel, called an “exciting soloist” (New York Times), “precise and sensitive” (Boston Globe) and a "modern guitar polymath" (Guitar Review) enjoys a unique and diverse career that ranges through solo and chamber music performances, innovative commissioning and recording projects, and performances in diverse contexts. He has premiered more than fifty new solo and chamber works, many written for him, recording several on the independent label he co-founded and directs, New Focus Recordings. Lippel is the resident guitarist for two critically acclaimed new music groups: the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) since 2005 and new music quartet Flexible Music since 2003. He has been a guest with many ensembles as well, including the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (concertino soloist in American premiere of H.K. Gruber's Busking for trumpet solo with accordion and banjo concertino), New York New Music Ensemble, New York City Opera, Either/Or Ensemble, Dinosaur Annex, counter (induction, Red Light New Music, Argento New Music Project, Cygnus Ensemble, Ensemble Epomeo, Cantata Profana, FretX Duo with Mak Grgic, and Dance Heigenbotham.