Dan Visconti composes concert music infused with the directness of expression and maverick spirit of the American vernacular. Characteristics of jazz, bluegrass, and rock collide with the Dan’s classical violin background. Dan’s commission credits include works written for the Kronos Quartet, JACK Quartet, Da Capo Chamber Players, Scharoun Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic, eighth blackbird, and many others. His music has been performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, London’s Barbican Theatre, and Sydney Opera House. He was recently commissioned American Composers Orchestra at Zankel Hall for a working including experimental video elements.
Dan’s music has been recognized with the Rome Prize, Berlin Prize, TED Fellowship, and awards from the Fromm Foundation, Naumburg Foundation, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has been a fellow at MacDowell Colony, Copland House, the Lucas Artists Program at Villa Montalvo, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Dan is currently a contributing writer for the Huffington Post and serves as Director of Artistic Programming at Chicago’s Fifth House Ensemble.