Dan Visconti


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TED Fellow, composer, and concert curator Dan Visconti creates concert experiences that reimagine the arts as a form of cultural and civic service. With a love of American vernacular musical traditions, Dan infuses his compositions with influences from jazz, rock, blues and beyond. Dan’s current music commissions include those for Opera Philadelphia, the Kronos Quartet, and the Walnut Creek-based California Symphony. He also serves as Director of Artistic Programming at Chicago’s Fifth House Ensemble, a concert organization that taps into the collaborative spirit of chamber music to forge partnerships with unexpected venues, artists of other disciplines, educational institutions, and underserved communities. 


Fifth House Ensemble (5HE)

Music and Community: A Talk21 with Dan Visconti
DePauw School of Music. November 2016.

Gabriela Martinez plays “Amplified Soul” by Dan Visconti
Visconti D, Martinez G. AGabrielaMartinez. 2016.  

Opera creators Morrison, Jacobs announce five-year partnership
Weininger D. Boston Globe. 2015.  

Dan Visconti composes ‘Living Language’ for guitar and orchestra
Richfield L. ClassicsFM. 2016.

Genre-Defying Classical Guitarist Jason Vieaux, In The Studio
Soundcheck. WNYC. 2013.  

Classic rock: Dan Visconti, the 21st century composer
Eng K. TEDBlog. 2014.  

Dan Visconti Bio
The Huffington Post. 2014.

The Audience is the Most Important Instrument
Visconti D. New Music Box. 2014.

Review: Composer Dan Visconti endows the guitar with “Living Language”
Rowe G. Mercury News. 2016. 

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Innovative Civic-Minded Composer