Sweet Note from Critics for Juilliard Graduate
With recital Wednesday at Lincoln Center, Daniel Baer’s graduation is highlighted by glowing review.
With a glowing review by the New York Times behind him …
“The best and most consistent performance of the evening was the account of the Brahms Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor (Op. 25). Daniel Baer played the piano line with fluidity, warmth and sparkle"
... Baer, a South Orange resident, will perform Wednesday at Lincoln Center.
This past winter, Baer was featured in the NYT review for ChamberFest, which featured Juilliard students performing in a series of highly acclaimed free concerts.
Closing the program, the Times described his performance as one that “achieved the often elusive … goal of putting virtuosity at the service of bigger ideas.” (See the New York Times review here).
High praise, indeed, for Baer, who will graduate with a master’s degree in music from The Juilliard School of Music. His graduation recital Wednesday in Paul Hall begins at 4 p.m.
Baer is a graduate of Columbia High School. He studied piano for many years with Maxine Giannini of West Orange, and is the winner of numerous NJMEA (NJ Music Educators Association) competitions.
He made his debut with the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra in 2007 and has given solo and chamber music recitals throughout New York and New Jersey, including performances in Alice Tully Hall, Kilbourn Hall, Paul Hall, and Steinway Hall.
This past summer, he participated in the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Summer Festival, performing in five chamber music recitals. He is a dedicated collaborative pianist, performing art songs and instrumental sonatas with many musicians.
At Juilliard, Baer has started to participate in musical outreach programs to the community and teaches music classes at P.S. 11 as a Morse and Concert Fellow.
Baer received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Douglas Humphreys. He also studies with Seymour Bernstein and Maxine Giannini. At Juilliard School, he studies with Jerome Lowenthal.
He is an artist, a supporter noted in an email to Patch, who is "the embodiment of hard work, talent and intelligence."