Daniel Lippel

Guitarist Daniel Lippel, called an “exciting soloist” (New York Times), “precise and sensitive” (Boston Globe), and a “formidable guitarist” (Chicago Magazine), enjoys a diverse career ranging through solo and chamber performances and recordings to collaborations in diverse contexts.


Highlights of his recent solo performances include the Le Poisson Rouge (New York), National University of Colombia in Bogota, New York Classical Guitar Society’s Salon Series, Sinus Ton
Festival in Germany, University of Texas at San Antonio, Lawrence University (Wisconsin), and the Cleveland International Guitar Festival (CIM). He has been the guitarist for the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) since 2005.


As a chamber musician, Lippel has performed at the Macau Music Festival (China), Teatro Amazonas (Manaus, Brazil), Ojai Festival, Acht Brücken Festival (Cologne, Germany), and the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, and as a guest with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Wet Ink Ensemble, New York New Music Ensemble, Either/Or Ensemble, and counter)induction,
among others.


Lippel is co-founder, owner, and director of New Focus Recordings, and has also recorded for Bridge, Kairos, Wergo, Innova, Albany, Starkland, New Amsterdam, and Tzadik. He received his DMA from Manhattan School of Music, under David Starobin’s guidance.