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Dan Visconti has written a new cello concerto for cellist Inbal Segev, to be premiered by the California Symphony, where Dan is currently in his final year as Young American Composer-in-Residence. Inbal Segev and The California Symphony will premiere the piece in May 2017. Visconti says, “My new work will combine American folk melodies with the lyricism, scope, and drama of the great European cello concerti. It will be a true concerto in the traditional melodic and virtuosic sense, custom-made to feature Inbal’s particularly rich and assured voice as a cellist.”
Composer Dan Visconti (b. 1982) is updating the role of the classical musician for the 21st century as he creates new projects in collaboration with the community. For his ongoing initiatives to address social issues through music by reimagining the arts as a form of cultural and civic service, Visconti was awarded a 2014 TED Fellowship and delivered a TED talk at the conference’s thirtieth anniversary.
Visconti’s musical compositions are rooted in the improvisational energy and maverick spirit of rock, folk music, and other vernacular performance traditions—elements that tend to collide in unexpected ways with Visconti’s classical training, resulting in a growing body of work the Plain Dealer describes as “both mature and youthful, bristling with exhilarating musical ideas and a powerfully crafted lyricism.”