Memorial Drive Organ Series presents Daniel Brondel
Sunday, February 25 | 7 PM | Main Campus Sanctuary
Noted by The New York Times for playing the organ with flair, French-American musician Daniel Brondel is the Associate Director of Music at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, where he plays Masses each week that are streamed on the Internet and broadcast live on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. He is also the Associate Director of the Cathedral Choir, and he manages the organ recital series. He performs solo recitals in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Europe, and has also appeared as a piano concerto soloist.
Mr. Brondel is also the Artistic Director of The Salvatones, a vibrant professional choral ensemble based in New York City. And praised for a colorful timbre and an exceptionally wide vocal range, he has performed extensively in oratorios and in opera.
A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where he studied organ with David Higgs and improvisation with Gerre Hancock and Rick Erickson, Mr. Brondel holds a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance. At Eastman, he did further doctoral work in organ and musicology, and studied voice. Mr. Brondel earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Georgia State University, Atlanta, and during his entire college career, he was a singer and French-diction coach for the Grammy-Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Chorus, directed by Robert Shaw. Recipient of a grant from the Theodore Presser Foundation, several prestigious academic fellowships, and winner of various piano competitions, Daniel Brondel also won the First Prize at the 1996 Arthur Poister Competition and the Second Prize at the 1996 National Young Artist Competition in Organ Playing of the American Guild of Organists in New York City.