New York City-based tenor and bass trombonist Daniel Schwalbach enjoys a varied career of orchestral playing and chamber music. Mr. Schwalbach joined the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra as Co-Principal Trombone for their 2016-2017 season, and has since performed with major orchestras throughout North America including the Atlanta Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, New York City Ballet, 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 (2018), 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 began his studies with 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.
“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!”