Daniel Black, composer, assistant conductor Fort Worth, Texas Symphony Orchestra, Soliloquy for Solo Horn

Daniel Black

American composer/conductor Daniel Black is Resident Conductor of The Florida Orchestra. Cultivating a neo-Romantic style that incorporates both tonal and atonal techniques, he has received commissions from the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Rockford Symphony, and UIC Theater Department, among others.

He was a finalist and diploma winner of the International Prokofiev Composition Contest in April 2008. He has also been a winner of the First, Listen composition contest in Wisconsin.

He was the Composer-in-Residence of the 2014 Southeast Horn Workshop in Greensboro, North Carolina; where his unaccompanied horn solo Voyager was premiered by Boston Symphony hornist Rachel Childers.

Daniel has guest-conducted numerous professional orchestras and opera companies, including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Michigan Opera Theatre, Dnipro State Opera and Ballet (Ukraine), the Hamilton Philharmonic, the Owensboro Symphony, the Rockford Symphony, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and many others.

He was previously Associate Conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra. Daniel has thrice received Career Assistance Awards from the Solti Foundation U.S., and was a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, the Cabrillo Festival, and the Brevard Music Festival, where he worked with widely acclaimed conductors Robert Spano, Hugh Wolff, Larry Rachleff, Marin Alsop, Daniel Lewis, David Effron, and Gunther Schuller.

He has also participated in masterclasses with Edo De Waart and Kurt Masur. He has degrees and artist diplomas in conducting and composition from Northwestern University, the St. Petersburg (Russia) Conservatory, the Eastman School of Music and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, he has studied composition privately with internationally-renown composer Richard Danielpour.

For more information, visit www.danielblackconductor.com