Daniel Temkin

Daniel Temkin has been writing music since age thirteen. One of his earliest compositions was premiered in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, and he is a recipient of the Theodore Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award, a 2012 BMI Student Composer Award, a 2010 Earshot Fellowship, and three ASCAPLUS Awards. Daniel was the 2012 Young Artist Composer in Residence at the Music From Angel Fire festival, and he was also selected as a winner in the NEC Honors Ensemble Composition Competition, the Center City Opera Theatre Competition (Philadelphia), and the Buffalo Philharmonic Young Composer Competition. Daniel has had orchestral performances with the Nashville Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Curtis Symphony Orchestra and the Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. In addition, his marimba solo Expansive Horizons was arranged for the acclaimed MusicCity Mystiquepercussion group, and his work Wistfully Reminiscing was premiered by pianist Qing Jiang to a capacity audience in Los Angeles’s Bing Theatre in a performance subsequently broadcast on both the internet and LA radio. Daniel has written pieces for the PRISM Saxophone Quartet, harpist Elizabeth Hainen (Philadelphia Orchestra), San Francisco new music group Nonsemble 6, and the Trio-ING piano trio. His song cycles your little voice…, and American Pastoral Songs, have been performed on numerous occasions in New York, New Jersey, Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia. An alumnus of the Fontainebleau, Eastern, and Aspen Music Festivals, Daniel has taught at the Curtis Institute of Music, Rutgers University, New England Conservatory, and the Brevard Music Center. He studied percussion with Chris Deviney and She-e Wu, and he has studied composition with Michael Gandolfi, Charles Fussell, Kevin Puts, Robert Aldridge, and Sydney Hodkinson. Daniel is currently the Milton L. Rock Composition Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studies with Jennifer Higdon and Richard Danielpour. www.danieltemkincomposer.com