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, Minnesota Orchestra, Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Nashville Symphony, Albany Symphony, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, and Lorelei Ensemble, at venues including 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. Current projects include The Extinctionist (2021), a new opera for Heartbeat Opera to be premiered in 2024; original music for Kate Tarker’s Montag (2022) at the Soho Repertory Theatre in October 2022; and composition and music direction for Jeremy O. Harris’ A Boy’s Company Presents. Schlosberg music directed the month-long run of Anthony Roth Costanzo and Justin Vivian Bond’s Only an Octave Apart (2021) at the Dublin Fringe Festival in September ‘23, and he was the piano soloist with the New York Philharmonic when the show remounted at Lincoln Center in January 2022. Schlosberg is the Music Director of Heartbeat Opera, for which his re-orchestrations of classic operas have garnered national acclaim; and a principal pianist with NOVUS NY. As a performer, Schlosberg has performed in major music festivals collaborating with Angel Blue, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Anthony McGill, David Shifrin, Ani Kavafian, and the Imani Winds. He was the rehearal and soundtrack pianist for Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (2021).

Schlosberg has received the Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and two ASCAP Morton Gould Awards; he was nominated for a Drama Desk award for Outstanding Music in a Play in 2023. Schlosberg‘s work has been described as “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
Justin Vivian Bond
Ato Blankson-Wood
Angel Blue
Andrew Burnap
Valerie Coleman
Anthony Roth Costanzo
Ariana DeBose
Dover Quartet
Jeremy O. Harris
Tony Kushner
Anthony & DeMarre McGill
Steven Spielberg
Jeanine Tesori
Dustin Wills
Shaunette Renée Wilson

Select interviews, public talks, and panels
2022, SohoRep (New York, NY) with Kamala Sankaram and others
2020, Heartbeat Opera (online) with Julia Bullock, Jeanine Tesori and others
2018, Opéra-Comique (Paris, France)
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)

©2023 Dan Schlosberg