New York City-based tenor and bass trombonist Danny Schwalbach enjoys a varied career of orchestral playing and chamber music. Mr. Schwalbach is currently performing with the New York City Ballet as Acting Bass Trombone, and with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra as Second Trombone. Mr. Schwalbach was a member of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra as Co-Principal Trombone for the 2016-2017 season and has since performed with major orchestras throughout North America including the Atlanta Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and American Ballet Theater.
An avid chamber musician, Mr. Schwalbach is a founding member of The Brass Project, a flexible brass sextet devoted to expanding the brass chamber repertoire by commissioning, performing, and recording new works. The Brass Project’s entrepreneurial activities include the recent release of their first album, Cityscaping, a collection of commissions that features works by Pulitzer and Rome Prize-winning composers.
Mr. Schwalbach has performed in prestigious chamber music residencies and festivals including the Bravo! Vail Music Festival (2019), Rockport Music (2019), American Brass Quintet Seminar at Aspen (2015, 2018), Tanglewood Music Center (2014), Santa Fe Pro Musica (2016), and Music from Angel Fire (2016), the latter at which he collaborated with Ida Kavafian, Gregory Zuber, and Peter Lloyd for a staged performance of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat.
Daniel was born and raised in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, where he was a student of Samuel Schlosser. He continued his studies at the Curtis Institute of Music with Nitzan Haroz, Matthew Vaughn, Blair Bollinger, and Craig Knox. He resides in Manhattan with his wife, Marié, a violinist in the New York Philharmonic.
Why Daniel Plays Edwards
“The broad color palette and efficiency that my Edwards instruments provide allow me to play comfortably in any musical situation. I can sing out solos and blend into the group sound in chamber music, as well as have plenty of breadth and projection for orchestra. I couldn’t be happier!”