Dan Auerbach (violin) has been hailed by the New York Times for his “quiet virtuosity.” In demand as a concerto soloist and recitalist, he has performed in every major venue in New York City. A fellowship recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF), he has appeared as concerto soloist with festival orchestras in the U.S., Canada and Israel, including Aspen, Bowdoin, Saratoga, Victoria, and The Jerusalem Music Center, collaborating with members of the Israeli Philharmonic, Israeli Chamber Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony and Radio orchestras. Recent concerto appearances include performances of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with an orchestra in New York. As a chamber musician, Dan Auerbach has collaborated with members of the Vermeer and Juilliard Quartets, the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony, and other leading ensembles. Highlights of his 2017-18 season include a U.S. recital tour, a chamber music recital at the DiMenna Center (NYC) and broadcasts of his performances on WBLV and Michigan Public Radio. A CD “The Devil’s Trill” with pianist Joshua Pierce has recently been released on the MSR Classics Label. The Auerbach-Pierce Duo is scheduled to perform at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall next season.
A strong proponent of new music, Dan Auerbach has performed and toured extensively with such ensembles as Continuum, the New Juilliard Ensemble, and members of the American Composers Orchestra. He has collaborated with leading composers, including Fred Lerdahl, Sebastian Currier, Bright Sheng, and La Monte Young. A long-time specialist in microtonal music, he has toured this season in Finland and New York City with the American Festival of Microtonal Music (AFMM). Additional recitals include festivals in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia, as well as the Ukraine. Upcoming solo performances include appearances with orchestras in NYC, featuring the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and other virtuoso works. His recordings on the Pitch Label include The American Festival of Microtonal Music: Classic, Chamber, Ideas & Early. Dan Auerbach also specializes in klezmer and world music. His CD with the David Glukh Klezmer Ensemble, Live! from New York was described as “phenomenal…Bravo!”
Dan Auerbach has been awarded prestigious awards, grants and scholarships from the American String Teachers Association, the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, The Juilliard School, Rutgers University, the City University of New York, the Iowa Music Educators Association, the Georgia American String Teachers Association, and the Georgia Music Educators Association. He holds B.M. and M.M. Degrees in violin performance from The Juilliard School, and a D.M.A. from Rutgers University. His mentors include Dorothy DeLay, Felix Galimir, Harvey Shapiro, Lewis Kaplan, and Arnold Steinhardt. Dr. Auerbach has served on the faculties of the Juilliard Pre-College, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and has worked with Roberta Guaspari and the Op. 118 Harlem School of Music. During the summer he teaches at Blue Lake Summer Arts Festival. His students have gone on to win regional and All-State competitions and gain admittance to prestigious university Music departments. A former faculty member at Georgia College and State University, Dr. Auerbach currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, where he teaches violin, viola, chamber music, and conducts the CSI Orchestra. Dan Auerbach performs on a violin made by renowned luthier, Vanna So.