Pianist Daniel Paul Horn gives recitals throughout North America, and on WFMT-FM broadcasts; he has also appeared with the Sarajevo Philharmonic, and with various Midwestern orchestras. An avid chamber musician, he collaborates with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, has played in Bermuda and at the Beijing Modern Music Festival with the MasterWorks Ensemble, and has performed with the Ying Quartet, cellist Stephen Balderston, and pianist Alexander Djordjevic. He works with noted singers, including Michelle Areyzaga, Carolyn Hart, Sylvia McNair, Denise Gamez, Gerard Sundberg, and Stephen Morscheck, and has premiered compositions of Jacob Bancks, Delvyn Case, David M. Gordon, Patrick Kavanaugh, Daniel Kellogg, and Max Raimi.
As an early keyboardist, he played harpsichord under John Nelson’s baton, and in 1997, recorded the critically praised disc “Wanderings” for Titanic Records on a Graf fortepiano. Other CDs include Sehnsucht: Music of Robert Schumann, and discs for the Centaur label with cellist Donald Moline, and for the Canadian Music Centre with soprano Carolyn Hart.
A Detroit native, Horn studied at Peabody with Walter Hautzig, and earned his doctorate at Juilliard with Martin Canin and Felix Galimir. He has also coached with Jerome Lowenthal, Ann Schein, Joseph Bloch, Roy Howat, and Menahem Pressler. Currently Professor of Piano and Chair of Keyboard Studies at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, where he was honored with a Senior Academic Achievement Award, he has served as a faculty artist at the Sewanee, Adamant, MasterWorks, and Dakota Sky festivals, and is treasurer of the American Liszt Society.