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(b 1956 )

GRAMMY-award winning composer Richard Danielpour has established himself as one of the most gifted and sought-after composers of his generation. His music has attracted an international and illustrious array of champions, and, as a devoted mentor and educator, he has also had a significant impact on the younger generation of composers. His list of commissions include some of the most celebrated artists of our day including Yo-Yo Ma, Jessye Norman, Dawn Upshaw, Emanuel Ax, Gil Shaham, Frederica von Stade, Thomas Hampson, Gary Graffman, Anthony McGill, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, the Guarneri and Emerson String Quartets, the New York City, Pacific Northwest and Nashville Ballets, and institutions such as the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Maryinsky and Vienna Chamber Orchestras, Orchestre National de France, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and many more. With Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, Danielpour created Margaret Garner, his first opera, which premiered in 2005 and had a second production with New York City Opera. He has received two awards from the American Academy and Institute of Arts & Letters, a Guggenheim Award, the Bearns Prize from Columbia University, two Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships, and The Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin. He served on the composition faculty of Manhattan School of Music from 1993 to 2017. Danielpour recently relocated to Los Angeles where he has accepted the position of Professor of Music at the Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA. He is also a member of the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music where he has taught since 1997.

In February 2018, A Simple Prayer was premiered by Chamber Orchestra First Editions in Philadelphia and in March, pianist Sara Daneshpour premiered Danielpour’s Carnival of the Ancients with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and music director Xian Zhang.

In July of 2018, Danielpour’s The Passion on Yeshua, a 100 minute passion oratorio in Hebrew and English, commissioned by the Oregon Bach Festival, the Buffalo Philharmonic, and the SDG Foundation, was premiered at the Oregon Bach Festival with JoAnn Faletta conducting. The work will also be performed in December at Royce Hall in Los Angeles with the UCLA Philharmonia and Chorus led by music director Neal Stulberg and choral director James Bass. Finally, in April 2019, JoAnn Faletta will lead her Buffalo Philharmonic in performances of The Passion of Yeshua, where it will be recorded by Naxos. In August, Danielpour’s String Quartet No. 8 was premiered by the DaPonte String Quartet in Portland, ME.

Danielpour is one of the most recorded composers of his generation; many of his recordings can be found on the Naxos of America and Sony Classical labels. Danielpour's music is published by Lean Kat Music and Associated Music Publishers. For more information about Richard Danielpour, please visit his website at: www.Richard-Danielpour.com.

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Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
ALL-STAR ORCHESTRA (THE): Program 5: Relationships in Music / Program 6: The Living Art Form (G. Schwarz) (NTSC) Naxos
Classical Concert
Clarinet and String Quartet - DANIELPOUR, R. / KERNIS, A.J. / SCHICKELE, P. (Spring Forward) (Shifrin, Miró Quartet, Dover Quartet) Delos
Chamber Music
DANIELPOUR, R.: Ancient Voices Naxos
Choral - Sacred, Orchestral, Choral - Sacred, Orchestral, Choral - Sacred, Orchestral
DANIELPOUR, R.: Darkness in the Ancient Valley / Lacrimae Beati / A Woman's Life (Plitmann, Brown, Nashville Symphony, Guerrero) Naxos
Orchestral, Vocal, Orchestral, Vocal, Orchestral, Vocal, Orchestral
DANIELPOUR, R.: Preludes, Books 1 and 2, "The Enchanted Garden" (Xiayin Wang) Naxos
DANIELPOUR, R.: Songs of Solitude / War Songs / Toward the Splendid City (Hampson, Nashville Symphony, Guerrero) Naxos
Vocal, Orchestral, Vocal
DANIELPOUR, R.: String Quartets Nos. 5-7 (Plitmann, Delray String Quartet) Naxos
Chamber Music
DANIELPOUR, R.: Symphony No. 3, "Journey Without Distance" / First Light / The Awakened Heart (Esham, Seattle Symphony Chorale and Orchestra, Schwarz) Naxos
DANIELPOUR, R.: Talking to Aphrodite / Symphony for Strings / Kaddish (S. Shafer, M. Semyonov, Pravilov, Russian String Orchestra, Rachlevsky) Naxos
Vocal, Orchestral, Vocal, Orchestral, Vocal, Concerto, Vocal, Orchestral
DANIELPOUR, R.: Toward a Season of Peace (Plitmann, Pacific Chorale, Pacific Symphony, St. Clair) Naxos
Choral - Sacred
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND OF LIBERTY: Salute to the American Spirit Altissimo
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Violin Recital: Fain, Tim - PUTS, K. / GLASS, P. / KERNIS, A.J. / ZHURBIN, L. / DANIELPOUR, R. / BOLCOM, W. / HIGDON, J. (River of Light) Naxos
Chamber Music
Role: Lyricist 
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