Richard Danielpour

Richard Danielpour

1956 -

Acclaimed for his opera Margaret Garner, Richard Danielpour is a champion of American music, having set the texts of Maya Angelou, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Toni Morrison, and Walt Whitman.

Photo: Richard Danielpour, G. Schirmer Website, by Mike Minehan


Born in New York, Richard Danielpour studied at Oberlin College and the New England Conservatory of Music. He finished his D.M.A. at the Juilliard School.

He currently teaches at Manhattan School of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music. Danielpour's music has often been labeled as neo-romantic, and much of his music includes the voice. In his compositions, Danielpour draws freely from American musical traditions, such as folk and jazz music, with a special interest in creating a programmatic or narrative arch in his pieces.

--Christie Finn

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