Daniel Silver

 Dan Silver
Instructor of Clarinet
Northwestern University
Bachelor of Music, Clarinet Performance
University of Michigan
Master of Music, Clarinet Performance

About Daniel

Daniel Silver is a versatile performer whose performing has garnered international critical acclaim. The Washington Post praised his "sense of freedom and extraordinary control" and The Clarinet notes "his tone is rich and colorful". Silver served as Principal Clarinet of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and was one of the youngest players to ever become a principal in a major international orchestra. He was a frequent concerto soloist during his tenure. In the United States, he has been Principal Clarinet for the Baltimore Opera Orchestra and numerous other chamber orchestras. His solo appearances have taken him across the world, including appearances in the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, the International Clarinet Festival in Assisi Italy, and recent performances at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki Finland and Carnegie Recital Hall. His festival credits include Tanglewood (Massachusetts) and Aspen (Colorado) and he now spends his summers at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, where he has been a faculty member since 1991. Currently he serves as a Full Professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Silver has appeared frequently with the orchestras of Colorado, Baltimore and Pittsburgh, including Carnegie Hall concerts with David Zinman and Lorin Maazel. He has appeared under many of the major podium figures of the last decades, including Leonard Bernstein, Mstislav Rostropovich, Seiji Ozawa, Lenoard Slatkin, Andre Previn, Jeffrey Kahane, James Conlon and others.

An avid chamber music performer, he collaborates regularly with performers across the United States and has been a featured performer on National Public Radios Performance Today, collaborating with performers from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra. Active in the commissioning of new music he premiered Margaret Brouwer’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings with the Cavani String Quartet, and subsequently toured and recorded the work with the Maia String Quartet. Recent engagements include performances with the Takacs String Quartet, and concerto appearances in Hong Kong with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. He has appeared on Marco Polo, Naxos, and the CRI labels.

As a clinician, he has presented a wide range of master classes internationally, and seminars on the theory and application of practicing, including research and pedagogical approaches to skill acquisition, fine-motor control learning in sports and music, and practice strategies. His reputation as a clinician has earned him an audience with professional golf coaches and teachers, and he has presented his work in the domains sports and music at Northwestern University, the University of Nebraska, the University of Colorado, and to members of the Colorado Professional Golfers Association.

A graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Michigan, his teachers have included Thomas Peterson, Robert Marcellus and Deborah Chodacki.