Dan Visconti


Dan Visconti

Dan Visconti (b. 1982) composes music that explores the rough timbres, propulsive rhythms, and improvisational energy characteristic of jazz, rock, and American folk sources, which the Cleveland Plain Dealer describes as "both mature and youthful, bristling with exhilarating musical ideas and a powerfully crafted lyricism."

The 2009/10 concert season will feature several premieres of Visconti's compositions, including a work for the Berlin Philharmonic Scharoun Ensemble commissioned by the Annenberg Foundation, a work for the Jupiter Quartet commissioned by the Fromm Foundation for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's international string quartet series at Alice Tully Hall, and an extended work for cellist Joshua Roman and pianist Helen Huang commissioned by Town Hall Seattle. Other recent commissions include works for the Kronos Quartet, Minnesota Orchestra, and Albany Symphony.

His compositions been honored with the Berlin Prize, the Bearns Prize from Columbia University, and the Cleveland Arts Prize; awards from BMI and ASCAP, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Society of Composers, and the National Association of Composers USA; and grants from the American Music Center, the Barlow Endowment, Meet the Composer, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bascom Little Fund, the Annenberg Foundation, and Chamber Music America. He has also been the recipient of artist fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Copland House, the Lucas Artists Program at Villa Montalvo, and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

Since 2008 Visconti has written a weekly column for NewMusicBox.org. He currently resides in Washington, DC.