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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)

"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)

"Guitarist Dan Lippel was simply brilliant, knowing exactly when to thrust above the string quartet and when to melt into its textures."

Boston Musical Intelligencer (Peter Van Zandt Lane)

“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 the resident guitarist for the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) since 2005 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 the Sinus Ton Festival (Germany), Lawrence University (Wisconsin), and the New York Classical Guitar Society, and chamber performances on the Macau Music Festival (China), Acht Brücken Festival (Cologne, Germany), Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, and at 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, Charles Wuorinen, and Nils Vigeland, and performed works by Kaija Saariaho, George Crumb, Louis Andriessen, Magnus Lindberg, and George Lewis with the composers in attendance. 

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Sunday January 21st, 2018 4:00 pm

International Contemporary Ensemble at National Sawdust

New works by Okkyung Lee, Nicole Mitchell, Mikel Kuehn, and Lu Wang in an eclectic set of pairings of ICE musicians.

Rebekah Heller, bassoon
Daniel Lippel, guitar
Ryan Muncy, saxophone
Joshua Rubin, clarinet
Cory Smythe, piano
Alice Teyssier, flute
Nuiko Wadden, harp

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Thursday February 8th, 2018 8:00 pm

openICE concert at Abrons Arts Center #2

openICE series of performer curated programs

music by Bernadette Speach, Van Stiefel, Marianthi Papalexandri, Hanna Hartmann, others TBD

with Bridget Kibbey, harp; Phyllis Chen, keyboards; Jacob Greenberg, keyboards; Gareth Flowers, trumpet; Ross Karre, percussion

Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, NY, NY

Abrons Arts Center

Saturday February 10th, 2018 8:00 pm

openICE concert at Abrons Arts Center

openICE series of performer curated programs

music by Ellen Reid, Rebecca Saunders, Reiko Fueting, and Elliott Carter

with James Austin Smith, oboe, Bridget Kibbey, harp; Phyllis Chen, keyboards; Jacob Greenberg, keyboards; Josh Modney, violin; Ross Karre, percussion

Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, NY NY

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