Percussionist Daniel Druckman is active as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and recording artist, concertizing throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. He has appeared as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the American Composer’s Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic’s Horizons concerts, the San Francisco Symphony’s New and Unusual Music series, and in recital in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Tokyo. He has been a member of the New York Philharmonic since 1991, where he serves as associate principal percussion, and has made numerous guest appearances with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Da Capo Chamber Players, the American Brass Quintet, the Group for Contemporary Music, Orpheus and Steve Reich and Musicians. Mr. Druckman has also participated in chamber music festivals at Santa Fe, Ravinia, Saratoga, Caramoor, Bridgehampton, Tanglewood and Aspen.
An integral part of New York’s new music community, both as soloist and as a member of the New York New Music Ensemble and Speculum Musicae, Mr. Druckman has premiered works by Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter, Jacob Druckman, Aaron Jay Kernis, Oliver Knussen, Poul Ruders, Joseph Schwantner, Ralph Shapey and Charles Wuorinen, among many others. Recent appearances include collaborations with Gil Kalish and Wu Han at the Chamber Music Society, with Leif Ove Andsnes at Zankel Hall, with Dawn Upshaw at Carnegie Hall, and solo concerts at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre and Merkin Concert Hall in New York. Solo recordings include Elliott Carter’s “Eight Pieces for Four Timpani” on Bridge records, David Felder’s “In Between” on EMF, Jacob Druckman’s “Reflections on the Nature of Water” on Naxos, and Steven Mackey’s “Micro-Concerto” on New World. Mr. Druckman is a faculty member of the Juilliard School, where he serves as chairman of the percussion department and director of the percussion ensemble.