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Daniel Lippel

New York, NY         

Guitarist Daniel Lippel, called a “virtuoso guitarist” (New York Times),”modern guitar polymath” (Guitar Review) and a “major voice in interpreting contemporary composed music” (Avant Music News), enjoys a 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 his independent label, New Focus Recordings. He has been the guitarist for the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) since 2005, and new music quartet Flexible Music since 2003. As a chamber musician, Lippel has performed at the Macau Music Festival (China), Teatro Amazonas (Manaus, Brasil), Ojai Festival, Sibelius Academy (Finland), Acht Brücken Festival (Cologne, Germany), and the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, and been a guest with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, counter)induction, Either/Or Ensemble, New York New Music Ensemble, and the Monadnock Music Festival among others. In addition to New Focus, he has recorded for Kairos, Bridge, Albany, New Amsterdam, Sono Luminus, Centaur, Starkland, Wergo, and Tzadik.  Recent recital highlights have been Le poisson Rouge, National University of Colombia in Bogota, Sinus Ton Festival (Germany), the Center for New Music in San Francisco, Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, the Ft. Worth Guitar Guild Festival at the Ft. Worth Modern Art Museum, the Triangle (N.C.) and Philadelphia Guitar Societies, as well as concerts in Istanbul, Berlin, and Reykjavik. Lippel has worked closely with many eminent composers including Mario Davidovsky, Ursula Mamlok, John Zorn, and Nils Vigeland, as well as with several prominent mid-career composers, including Du Yun, Tyshawn Sorey, Dai Fujikura, Wang Lu, Nico Muhly, Reiko Fueting, Nathan Davis, Douglas Boyce, Kyle Bartlett, and Ken Ueno. He received his DMA from the Manhattan School of Music, under the guidance of David Starobin.