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Danny Holt

Lecturer, Skills

Website: http://www.dannyholt.net

E-Mail:

Phone: 661.253.7816

Room: B322

Called “exceptional” by the Los Angeles Times, pianist DANNY HOLT specializes in performing contemporary works, 20th century music, and obscure and neglected repertoire from past centuries. The late music critic Alan Rich praised one of Holt’s recent performances as "phenomenal" (SoIveHeard.com) and The Record (Waterloo, Ontario) called him "the classical music equivalent of an extreme sports athlete." In addition to championing the works of emerging composers, Holt has worked with composers such as Steve Reich, Louis Andriessen, Christian Wolff, James Tenney, David Lang, Michael Gordon, Augusta Read Thomas, and many others. Holt's Fast Jump CD (Innova Recordings, 2009) was a featured new release on both WNYC and iTunes, and includes world premiere recordings of works by David Lang (co-founder of Bang on a Can), Caleb Burhans, Lona Kozik, Graham Fitkin, and Jascha Narveson. Gramophone called the disc "a compelling showcase for Holt's innate virtuosity and gregarious temperament" and Sequenza21.com called Holt's playing "brilliant". Holt resides in Los Angeles, where he is an active freelance performer and educator, and he teaches at the Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts. For more information, visit: www.dannyholt.net

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