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Daniel Glover, Piano
February 6, 2024
Daniel Glover, Piano

Johann Sebastian Bach: Arioso from Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056 (transcribed by Alfred Cortot)

Muzio Clementi: Sonata quasi Concerto in C, Op. 33, No. 3

Kevin Oldham: Andante tranquillo from Piano Concerto, Op. 14

Samuel Barber: Canzone from Piano Concerto, Op. 38

Frédéric Chopin: Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22

Pianist Daniel Glover has performed in 42 states and 25 countries throughout Europe, Asia, North America, South America, and the Caribbean.

The San Jose Mercury News said, “Glover is an incisive, exciting, and apparently tireless player…a natural for hyper-virtuosic challenge.” He has been hailed for his “extraordinary technique, analytical understanding, and determined phrasing from the first to the last bar.” (Südhessische Post, Germany) 

The San Francisco Classical Voice remarked, “Brilliant, tender, whimsical, sparkling…Glover brought everything together into a well-balanced, evenly measured medium.”  “The elegance and civility of Glover’s approach was musically unimpeachable.”   “Dazzling…golly can he play!  I kept expecting smoke to emerge from the interior of the instrument…a flawless sense of Lisztian style incorporating its emotional depth.”

Monterey Peninsula Reviews said, “He is a master of intricate detail and can produce truly magical sounds.”

Mr. Glover has trained with such luminaries as Eugene List, Abbey Simon, Jerome Lowenthal, Nancy Bachus, and Thomas LaRatta. He holds a master’s degree from New York’s Juilliard School, where he was a scholarship student. Among his numerous competition awards is first prize in the prestigious Liederkranz Competition in 1990.

His successful 1992 Carnegie Hall recital in New York was a result of winning the Artist’s International Competition. Mr. Glover also appeared in Washington, D.C.’s Corcoran Gallery and at the St. Petersburg Palaces Festival in Russia.

With a repertoire of over fifty-five concerti and other works for piano and orchestra, Mr. Glover has appeared regularly with eighteen Bay Area orchestras, as well as numerous orchestras nationally and internationally.

Recent appearances include the critically acclaimed “World Premiere” performance of Eric Zeisl’s Concerto in C major (1952) in May 2005 with the Saratoga Symphony, Brahms’ Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, and Ravel’s Concerto in G with the Tulare County Symphony, Mozart’s Concerto in C minor, K. 491 with the Szeged Philharmonic (Hungary), Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 3 with the North Bay Philharmonic, Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No. 2 in G with the Nova Vista Symphony, Bartok’s Rhapsody, Opus 1 with the Kensington Symphony, Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 3 with the Redwood Symphony, Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini with the Palo Alto Philharmonic, Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 2 with the Mission Chamber Orchestra and Messian’s massive Turangalila Symphony.

Daniel Glover has served on the faculties of New York University, the University of the Virgin Islands, the University of San Francisco, Notre Dame de NamurUniversity, and the Summer Piano Workshop of Kent State University.

Mr. Glover has recorded eight CDs on the DG2 label, including Franz Liszt, The Profound and the Profane (2008), Spanish Impressions (2006), Romantic Russian Encores (2005), and a recording of live performances of works for piano and orchestra by Mozart, Strauss, and Prokofiev (2005). Previous recordings include the complete solo piano music by Ravel (2003), the Brahms Sonatas for Violin and Piano with New York violinist Matthew Reichert (2001), Russian Romantics (2000), and an all-Chopin concert recorded live in 1999.