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Guitarist Dan Lippel gave a precise, sensitive rendition of Leo Brouwer’s 1973 “Parabola,” the Cuban composer at his most modernistic, his heritage only implied by his idiomatic fluency with the instrument.

Matthew Guerrieri (Boston Globe)

"The first thing that hit me and what is important to note straight off is the remarkable classical guitar performances by Daniel Lippel. He has a very beautiful tone, righteous phrasings and a kind of transcendent way of sounding his parts. I sometimes while listening forget it is even a guitar, it is so musically right, the technique so solidly put in the service of the music itself."

Gapplegate Classical Modern Music Review (Grego Edwards)

"Lippel manages this quite well. “Aufenthalt” storms angrily, “Die Post” dances jauntily (but doesn’t fail to catch the note of despair in poet Wilhelm Müller’s lonely lover), and “Ständchen”is simply irresistible. Lippel’s is a strong performance that will reward the listener."

Ken Keaton (Classical Voice of North America)

"Mario Davidovsky's Synchronisms #10 for guitar and tape was performed with exceptional lucidity by Daniel Lippel."

Mark Barry (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)

“These performances definitely have a live feel, though there's no sense of the facile- only depth caught on the wing. Sometimes Lippel dwells indulgently in the moment, as in the Grave of the A minor Sonata or the Sarabande of the A major Suite; at other times the music is allowed to flow naturally, as in the final movements of those works. Looseness and tension are fluently articulated within a flexible, expressive framework. An impressive release, then. Not a definitive statement- nor is it meant to be. Full marks to Lippel for daring to show a little humanity”

Gramophone (William Yeomen)

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About Daniel Lippel

Guitarist Daniel Lippel, called an “exciting soloist” (New York Times), “precise and sensitive” (Boston Globe) and a "modern guitar polymath" (Guitar Review) has carved out 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 has been a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) since 2006 and Flexible Music since 2003 and has been a guest with many other ensembles including the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, New York New Music Ensemble, New York City Opera, Either/Or Ensemble, Dinosaur Annex, and counter)induction. Recent performance highlights include recitals at Le Poisson Rouge (NYC), the Sinus Ton Festival (Germany), Lawrence University (Wisconsin), and the New York Classical Guitar Society's Salon Series, and chamber performances on the Macau Music Festival (China), Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, Ojai Festival, and at Teatro Amazonas (Manaus, Brasil), Sibelius Academy (Finland), and Zankel and Weill Halls at Carnegie Hall. Lippel has worked closely with many eminent composers including Mario Davidovsky, Ursula Mamlok, John Zorn, and Nils Vigeland. 

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Thursday June 28th, 2018 9:00 pm

Fret X duo performance with Mak Grgic

Fret X duo (Mak Grgic and Dan Lippel, guitars) performs music by Carl Schimmel, Peter Gilbert, David Crowell, and Jeffrey Holmes.

7pm set by Jeremy Bass

8pm set by Gabriel Zucker

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70 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn

Tuesday July 3rd, 2018 7:00 pm

Solo recital at National University of Colombia, Bogota

Recital of works by Carter, Babbitt, Takemitsu, Mamlok, Nils Vigeland, Reiko Fueting, and Kyle Bartlett at the Conservatory of Music at the National University of Colombia at Bogota as part of a weeklong seminar on the International School for Guitar, directed by Irene Gomez.

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