Richard Danielpour – News

2021 Grammy Awards

Congratulations to Richard Danielpour and Christopher Theofanidis on their 2021 Grammy wins. Danielpour’s The Passion of Yeshua won Classical, Best Choral Performance and Theofanidis’ Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra won for best classical instrumental solo. The 63rd GRAMMY Awards were broadcast on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021.

Danielpour Clarinet Concerto

Looking for something new to listen to during the pandemic? The Kansas City Symphony has posted a wonderful recording of Richard Danielpour’s Concerto for Clarinet (from the mountaintop) with soloist Anthony McGill. McGill is currently Principle Clarinet with the New York Philharmonic. Scroll down to “Voices of Justice” to hear an interview with McGill, followed […]

Danielpour and Heggie nominated for Grammy Awards

The 60th Grammy Award nominations were announced this week, and we are delighted to receive nominations for recordings by Richard Danielpour and Jake Heggie. Best Engineered Album, Classical Danielpour Songs of Solitude & War Songs Production, Classical Heggie It’s a Wonderful Life Best Contemporary Classical Composition Danielpour Songs of Solitude The awards will be telecast […]

OPERA America Songbook features several BHM Composers

Believing that the creation of art should mark every special occasion, OPERA America commissioned the OPERA America Songbook in celebration of the opening of the National Opera Center in September 2012. Composers with strong ties to the organization were invited to write a song for voice and piano on the theme of opening a new […]

Danielpour Commission to Honor the 150th Anniversary of Saratoga Race Course

Saratoga Performing Arts Center will pay tribute to the 150th Anniversary of Saratoga Race Course by presenting the World Premiere of an original orchestral composition by Grammy Award winning composer Richard Danielpour on August 8, 2013. The commission, sponsored by Saratoga 150 Committee Chair Charles Wait and his wife Candace, will be premiered by The […]

Danielpour’s Piano Etudes premiered at Vanderbilt University

“I started writing these etudes in November of 2011, and I finished them in February 2012,” said the composer Richard Danielpour on Tuesday night at Ingram Hall. “That’s just four months, but in a sense these etudes have been 20 years in the making.” Danielpour took inspiration for these pieces from Claude Debussy’s celebrated 12 […]

Danielpour to write new concerti

Richard Danielpour has been commissioned to write three new concerti, each for very different virtuoso soloists. Anthony McGill, the young star clarinetist who is currently principle with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra will premiere Danielpour’s new Clarinet Concerto. The work will be a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement, written as […]