About Dan Auerbach

Dan Auerbach has been hailed by the New York Times for his “quiet virtuosity.” The Village Voice cites “Violinist Dan Auerbach plays marvelously.” In demand as a concerto soloist and recitalist, he has performed in every major venue in New York City. A fellowship recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF), he has appeared as concerto soloist with festival orchestras in the U.S., Canada and Israel, including Aspen, Bowdoin, Saratoga, Victoria, and The Jerusalem Music Center, collaborating with members of the Israeli Philharmonic, Israeli Chamber Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony and Radio orchestras.

As a chamber musician, Dan Auerbach has collaborated with members of the Vermeer and Juilliard Quartets, the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York City Ballet Orchestra, and other leading ensembles.

Most recently, he was selected as the concertmaster of the Manhattan Symphonie Orchestra for a tour of China. Highlights include numerous concerto and chamber music appearances in NYC, a chamber music recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as a member of the Auerbach-Pierce Duo, masterclasses throughout the U.S., and broadcasts of his performances on WBLV, Michigan Public Radio, and WQXR. A CD “The Devil’s Trill” with pianist Joshua Pierce has recently been released on the MSR Classics label. The CD has been hailed as “thoroughly enjoyable from first note to last” and “Auerbach’s playing is first-rate”. The CD features a world premiere of Alois Hába’s Hudba for solo violin, a microtonal work. Magil, in American Record Guide, writes that “Auerbach is fully in command of this work.”

A strong proponent of new music, Dan Auerbach has performed and toured extensively with such ensembles as Continuum, the New Juilliard Ensemble, and members of the American Composers Orchestra. He has collaborated with leading composers, including Fred Lerdahl, Sebastian Currier, Bright Sheng, and La Monte Young. A long-time specialist in microtonal music, he has toured Finland, Russia and New York City with the American Festival of Microtonal Music (AFMM). Additional recent recitals include festivals in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia, and Ukraine, leading to repeat invitations for the upcoming season. In addition, Dr. Auerbach’s upcoming performances include concerto appearances in New York, and numerous recitals, masterclasses, and engagements both in the U.S. and Europe. As a member of the Auerbach-Pierce Duo, he is scheduled to release a second CD of 20th century compositions for the MSR Classics label. In addition, the Auerbach-Pierce Duo has recently been awarded a 6th consecutive PSC-CUNY Award to record a microtonal album. His recordings on the Pitch label include The American Festival of Microtonal Music: Classic, Chamber, Ideas & Early. Dan Auerbach also specializes in klezmer and world music. His CD with the David Glukh Klezmer Ensemble, Live! from New York was described as “phenomenal…Bravo!”

Dan Auerbach has been awarded prestigious awards, grants and scholarships from the American String Teachers Association, the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, The Juilliard School, Rutgers University, the College of Staten Island, the City University of New York, the Iowa Music Educators Association, the Georgia American String Teachers Association, the Georgia Music Educators Association, Humanities New York as well as a multitude of private foundations. As a reviewer, he contributes to CUNY and his refereed articles are to be published by the College Music Society. He holds B.M. and M.M. Degrees in violin performance from The Juilliard School, and a D.M.A. from Rutgers University. In addition, Dr. Auerbach holds an MBA from SUNY-College at Oswego. Most recently, he has volunteered as a math tutor for nurses’ children in NYC, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. While a graduate fellow at Rutgers University, he was awarded the Irene Alm Memorial Prize for a graduating doctoral student for excellence in performance & scholarly research.
His mentors include Dorothy DeLay, Felix Galimir, Harvey Shapiro, Lewis Kaplan, and Arnold Steinhardt. While studying in Israel, his teachers included Ilona Feher and Yair Kless. Dr. Auerbach has served on the faculties of the Juilliard Pre-College, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Blue Lake Summer Arts Festival & Camp, and has worked with Roberta Guaspari and the Op. 118 Harlem School of Music. His students have gone on to win regional and All-State competitions and gain admittance to prestigious university Music departments, including Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, and Columbia University. As a conductor, Dr. Auerbach has been invited to conduct university and festival orchestras throughout the U.S., frequently combining solo recitals, masterclasses and presentations. Dr. Auerbach currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, where he teaches violin, viola, chamber music, and conducts the CSI Orchestra. Dan Auerbach performs on a violin made by renowned luthier, Vanna So.

Dan Auerbach

Violin, Conducting

Staten Island, New York, United States