Slosberg Music Center, 126A
DegreesYale University, D.M.A.
Yale University, M.M.A.
Northwestern University, B.M.
ExpertiseFirst Violin, Lydian String Quartet. Performance and analysis. Annual solo recitals. Private violin teaching and chamber music coaching.
ProfileDaniel Stepner is the first violinist of the Lydian String Quartet, a recitalist, a private teacher and a chamber music coach. He is also Artistic Director of the Aston Magna Festival, which does summer concerts at Brandeis, Bard College and Simon's Rock College. He was a Preceptor in Music at Harvard Universtiy for 21 years, was concertmaster of the Handel an Haydn Society Orchestra for 24 years, and a founding member of the Boston Museum Trio at the MFA for 30 years.
|MUS||2a||The Western Tradition as Seen through Chamber Music|
|MUS||88a||Chamber Music for Leonard Bernstein Fellows|
|MUS||88b||Chamber Music for Leonard Bernstein Fellows|
|MUS||111a||Private Instruction: Instrumentalists|
|MUS||111b||Private Instruction: Instrumentalists|
|MUS||116a||Inside the Piece: Chamber Music from the Player's Perspective|
|MUS||116b||Inside the Piece: Chamber Music from the Player's Perspective|
|MUS||117a||Junior Recital I|
|MUS||117b||Junior Recital II|
|MUS||118a||Senior Recital I|
|MUS||118b||Senior Recital II|
Awards and Honors
Interview and reviews (2) in Fanfare, the magazine for classical recordings, May-June 2014, Volume 37, No. 5, page 171 (2014)
Mention for solo and leadership: https://www.classical-scene.com/2014/03/23/cecilia-bach-birthday/ (2014)
Review of Bach CDs: http://www.musicaltoronto.org/2013/07/09/album-review-heightened-reality-from-daniel-stepners-travels-through-bach-violin-repertoire/ (2014)
c.f. http://www.npr.org/event/music/191709140/mozarts-violin-comes-to-boston-live-in-concert (2013)
http://www.allthingsstrings.comReview in Strings Magazing: /layout/set/print/Reviews/Editions/Six-Partitas-Artificiosus-Concentus-pro-Camera (2013)
Review, Boston Musical Intelligencer:
Review: Boston Musical Intelligencer (http://classical-scene.com/2012/09/24/freshness/ (2012)
Review, American Record Guide (March/April '10; Harbison String Quartets, p. 98) (2010)
Boston Globe Review (July 19, 2009, ("Spinning Local" review of Harbison String Quartets) (2009)
Boston Music Intelligencer, March 27, online blog: http://classical-scene.com/2010/03/28/maximizing-musical-intent-from-lydian-quartet/) (2009)
Review, Buffalo News ("Lydian's act is tunefully together") (2009)
Excellence in teaching award, Harvard University (2008)
Review, Buffalo News 9http://www.buffalonews.com/entertainment/story/494252.html0 (2008)
Top Classical Performance Award for 2005, The Boston Globe, Lydian Spring Quartet (2005)
Recording of special merit, Stereo Review Magazine (Buxtehude) (2003)
National Endowment for Arts Grant (1999)
Aaron Copeland Foundation Grant (1992)
As Lydian: ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Award for Adventuresome Programming in Chamber Music (1992)
As Lydian: Boston Globe Best Contemporary Recording ("The Quartets of John Harbison") (1992)
As Lydian: Meet the Composer/Rockefeller Foundation/AT Jazz Program Commission (1991)
As Lydian: Artists-of-the-Year, Boston Globe (1990)
As Lydian: Best Record of Year, Boston Globe (1990)
Lydian: Boston Herald Best Chamber Group of the Year (1989)
Lydian: Chamber Music America Commission Grant (1989)
Lydian: Grammy nomination, "Quartet," Irving Fine (1989)
As member of Lydian Quartet: Pew Charitable Trust/Chamber Music America grant to commission composer Lee Hyla for new work (1988)
Frank Glazer and Daniel Stepner. By Mozart, Ives, Beethoven. Violinist Stepner, Daniel. Slosberg Recital Hall, April 27, 2014. (forthcoming)
Stepner, Daniel, Victor Sachse. violinist. Music at Brandeis (works of Irving Fine, Harold Shapero, Yehudi Wyner, David Rakowski and Yu-Hui Chang). Centaur Records, 2014. (forthcoming)
Stepner, Daniel, Lydian String Quartet, Victor Sachse. Performer. The Five Late Beethoven Quartets. Centaur Records, 2010. (forthcoming)
Stepner, Daniel, Sally Pinkas. Neoclassic masterworks for violin and piano. TBD, 2010. (forthcoming)
Irving Fine Concert. By Irving Fine, Harold Shapero, Béla Bartók, Claude Debussy. Violinist Stepner, Daniel. Slosberg Auditorium, March 9, 2014.
Stepner, Daniel, Victor Sachse. 20-Century Masterworks for Solo Violin. Centaur Records, 2014.
Stepner, Daniel, Victor Sachse. J. S. Bach The Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, and Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue (arr. D. S.). Centaur Records, 2014.
Stepner, Daniel. John Harbison: The First Four String Quartets (with the Lydian String Quartet). Centaur Recods, 2010.
Stepner, Daniel. Performer. Rameau: Piéces de Clavecin en Concerts, and two cantatas, ("Orphée," and "L'impatience"). Centaur Records, 2010.
Stepner, Daniel. SEE C.V. for complete recordings list (too numerous to fill in each one below). 2007.
Stepner,Daniel. The Mirror and other chamber music of Yehudi Wyner (CD, grammy nominated). Naxos Records, 2004.
Stepner,Daniel. Solo Recording: Charles Ives: Five Violin Sonatas (w/ John Kirkpatrick). HMS Musicmasters, 2003.
Stepner,Daniel. Solo Recording: Dietrich Buxtehude: Four Sonatas a Due. Harmonia Mundi (France), 2003.
Stepner,Daniel. Solo Recording: J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Violin and Continuo. Titanic, 2003.
Stepner,Daniel. Solo Recording: Leo Ornstein: Piano Quintette. C.R.I., 2003.
Stepner,Daniel. Solo Recording: Leo Ornstein: String Quartet #3. Serenus, 2003.
Stepner,Daniel. Solo Recording: Marin Marais: Complete Works for Violin. Gamba and Continuo, Titanic, 2003.
Stepner,Daniel. Solo Recording: Rameu: Pieces de Clavecin en Concerts. Titanic, 2003.
Stepner,Daniel. Solo Recording: Telemann: Four Methodical Sonatas. Pro Arte, 2003.
Stepner,Daniel. Solo Recording: Vivaldi: Four "Pisendl Sonatis. Harmonia Mundi, 2003.
Stepner,Daniel. As Lydian: "Schubert Quartets. Centaur Records, 1993.
Stepner,Daniel. As Lydian: "John Harbison String Quartets. Harmonia Mundi Recordings, 1992.
Stepner,Daniel. As Lydian: "The String Quartets of Charles Ives. Centaur Records, Inc., 1990.