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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Dan Graser

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Name: Dan Graser
Website: http://www.donaldsintaquartet.com
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 2:40 PM
Presentation Venue: Katzin Concert Hall
Presentation Title: Sinta Quartet plays Beethoven
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Chamber Music Performance
Proposal Duration: 18
Bio: Saxophonist Daniel Graser is one of the most innovative and influential performers and pedagogues of his generation. Currently Associate Professor of Saxophone at Grand Valley State University (gvsu-saxophone.com), Dan was a recipient of the Doctorate of Musical Arts and Masters in Music from the University of Michigan where he served as Teaching Assistant to legendary pedagogue Donald Sinta. Dan previously earned Bachelors degrees summa cum laude in music theory/history and saxophone performance as well as the Honors in Performance while a student of Dr. Timothy McAllister at the Crane School of Music. As soprano saxophonist with the Donald Sinta Quartet, Dan has garnered 1st prizes at Concert Artists Guild, Fischoff, Coleman, M-Prize, and NASA competitions and regular performs highly active seasons throughout the world as chamber musician and soloist. 
Ensemble Bio: The Donald SInta Quartet (DSQ) are at the forefront of contemporary chamber music. Performing centuries of music on dozens of chamber music series each year, entirely from memory, they are among the most fervent advocates of the classical saxophone. Performances include recitals at Carnegie Hall, the Paris Conservatory, residencies at the University of Michigan, and concerto appearances with the Dallas Winds, Paris Garde Republicaine, Eastman Wind Ensemble, and Michigan Symphony Band. Currently managed by Concert Artists Guild, DSQ have taken five first prizes in the Fischoff, Coleman, Concert Artists Guild, M-Prize, and NASA competitions. Their debut recording, "Collider," was released in 2019 on CAG records following their previous premiere recording of William Bolcom's Concerto Grosso for Sax Quartet and Band with the UM Symphony Band. DSQ administer the National Saxophone Quartet Composition Competition annually. DSQ are Selmer Paris Artists and perform on Selmer saxophones exclusively.

Other Performers / Participants

Name Instrument Bio
Zach Stern Alto Saxophone Zach Stern has performed all over the world as a soloist and chamber musician in such prestigious ve . . .
Joseph Girard Tenor Saxophone Dr. Joe Girard is currently Assistant Professor of Saxophone at the Schwob School of Music at Columb . . .
Danny Hawthorne-Foss Baritone Saxophone Danny Hawthorne-Foss received his Bachelor of Music and Master's degree in saxophone performance fro . . .
Dan Graser Soprano Saxophone Saxophonist Daniel Graser is one of the most innovative and influential performers and ped . . .

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Heiliger Dankegesang from String Quartet Op. 132 Ludwig van Beethoven 13
Allegro Molto from String Quartet Op. 59 No. 3 Ludwig van Beethoven 5