I. Alap, from Suite in Raag Marva (2010) by Vineet Shende

Rec. live at Studzinski Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

March 2014

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Daniel Lippel, an exciting soloist and a key member of the International Contemporary Ensemble, plays above, among and alongside his colleagues, fluttering and roaring in works that allude to Mr. Fujikura’s Japanese heritage while also asserting his cosmopolitan style.

Steve Smith (New York Times Arts Beat)

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)


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 is the resident guitarist for two critically acclaimed new music groups: the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) since 2005 and new music quartet Flexible Music since 2003, and has been a guest with many ensembles including the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, New York New Music Ensemble, Either/Or Ensemble, Dinosaur Annex, and counter(induction. Recent featured solo appearances include a performance of his new version of Reich's Electric Counterpoint at The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR, the premiere of Dai Fujikura's Sparking Orbit in Karlsruhe (Germany), a performance of Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez in Riverside, CT, and recitals for the Sinus Ton Festival (Germany), University of Texas at San Antonio, Tangents Guitar Series (San Francisco), and the New York, Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Triangle (N.C) guitar societies. As a chamber musician, Lippel has performed at the Macau Music Festival (China), Teatro Amazonas (Manaus, Brasil), Sibelius Academy (Finland), Acht Brücken Festival (Cologne, Germany), the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, and Zankel and Weill Halls at Carnegie Hall. Lippel has worked closely with many eminent composers including Mario Davidovsky, John Zorn, Ursula Mamlok, 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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Saturday February 25th, 2017 8:00 pm

ICE residency at Brown University

ICE's debut residency at Brown University involves a large-scale presentation of Ashley Fure's work, a collaboration with Brown faculty member Wang Lu, and classes and seminars for Brown students.

Wang Lu: Cloud Intimacy for clarinet, viola, electric guitar, percussion, and piano
Sabrina Schoeder: He Cuts Snow for flutes, saxophone, piano, percussion, electronics, and cello
Evan Johnson: L'art de toucher le clavecin for piccolo, violin, and percussion
Eric Nathan: ONEMENT for flute, bass clarinet, electric guitar, baritone saxophone, vibraphone, and violin
Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Sequences for low wind quartet
Ashley Fure: SOMA for piccolo, bass clarinet, piano, two percussion, and cello

Nathan Davis, percussion
Lucy Dhegrae, soprano
Ashley Fure, composer
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
Jacob Greenberg, piano
Nicholas Houfek, lighting
Dan Lippel, guitar
Levy Lorenzo, electronics
Campbell MacDonald, clarinet
Josh Modney, violin
Ryan Muncy, saxophone
Alice Teyssier, flute and voice

ICE info page

Monday March 13th, 2017 8:30 pm

Sheer Pluck premieres Charles Wuorinen Electric Guitar quartet

Sheer Pluck (directed by William Anderson) plays Charles Wuorinen's new work for electric guitar quartet

Tenri Cultural Institute

43 West 13th Street, NY

with William Anderson, Oren Fader, John Chang, electric guitars

Tuesday March 21st, 2017 8:00 pm

Plank/Bruce/Lippel Trio at Howlers, Pittsburgh

Aidan Plank, bass
Dan Bruce, electric guitar and effects
Dan Lippel, amplified nylon string guitar and effects

split bill with Dave Bernabo and Mortis

Howlers http://www.howlerspittsburgh.com/find-us/

Howlers Pittsburgh
4509 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA

in Bloomfield – Pittsburgh’s East End.

Howlers site