Daniel Elder

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Daniel Elder


Daniel Elder (b. 1986, Athens, Ga.) is an American composer.

Mr. Elder earned is BM degree from the University of Georgia ’10, and his MM from Westminster Choir College ’12.

As a prolific writer of vocal and instrumental music, Elder ties these genres together to create forms and aesthetics that are at once lyrical and textural, drawing its roots particularly from the impressionist movement. Critics have hailed his works as “deeply affecting” and "without peer," with emotional evocations ranging from lush lyricism to jagged polyphony. Daniel’s compositions have been performed extensively in the USA as well as in Austria, Italy, Spain, and a recent recording in London by the Grammy-award-winning Eric Whitacre Singers.

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