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Daniel Faltus

Daniel Faltus

Daniel Faltus

Daniel Faltus, pianist, has performed at the Kennedy Center, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Radio City Music Hall and Lincoln Center’s New York City Opera. After capturing the opening two operas of the L.A. Opera season in a one-man show, he was praised by Placido Domingo for his “Excellent comic-timing” and “Beautiful piano-playing.” He has concertized in the United States and Canada and in Mexico with Soprano Julia Migenes, who said “Daniel is fearless on stage.” For several seasons, Mr. Faltus was Music Director of L. A. Opera’s in-school-opera program. He conducted the Los Angeles premiere of Brundibar and his suite from the opera for soprano and piano was performed at the Museum of Tolerance. Mr. Faltus is often hired to explain and illuminate opera and other music to groups both large and small. He was heard in an all-Brahms program at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Sundays at Four series, heard on KUSC, and he is often host and Music Director for a summer concert tour of local libraries and parks for L.A. Opera, including Plaza Sweets in Beverly Hills. Mr.Faltus is an experienced vocal coach, conversant in a wide variety of musical styles. An enthusiast of American musical theater and standard popular songs, he has conducted musicals in the U.S. and Europe and he wrote a show incorporating this music for the Getty museum. He frequently entertains at parties and corporate events. At the Hollywood Bowl he was Music Director for a show of theatre music and coached Leonard Bernstein’s Mass, which was performed there by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Under the auspices of the N.E.A., he was deeply honored to play recitals for the Marines in 29 Palms, CA. Also an actor, Mr. Faltus played opposite Academy Award- winner Faye Dunaway in the National tour of the Tony Award-winning play Master Class, as well as the award-winning film, Don: Plain & Tall, which garnered five best-picture film festival awards. Television appearances include the Emmy-winning Monk, Alias, cult-favorite Firefly and various sit-coms. Opposite Shia LeBoeuf, he was Chives, the English butler on the Emmy-nominated series, Even Stevens. Other highlights include: a concert featuring works by black composers/lyricists and selections from Porgy and Bess, an All-American program, various benefits, Music Directing L.A. Opera’s Opera Tales, an all-Ellington cabaret show, master classes for NATS and WMU and another show for the Getty that was performed in association with the Fragonard exhibit. He recently re-orchestrated/arranged/conducted Brundibar at Walt Disney Concert Hall’s Red Cat Theatre and taught theory and conducted the orchestras at the Harvard-Westlake school. In January, he gave a masterclass with the celebrated soprano, Martina Arroyo and played a Cole Porter show as part of the National Opera Association’s national convention in Washington, D.C.