Danielle Galler Rabinowitz
Composer, Pianist & Visual Artist |
Danielle Galler Rabinowitz, MD MM (b. 1991) is a resident physician in pediatrics in the Boston Combined Residency Program between Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center. She is a recent graduate of Harvard Medical School and of the five-year joint Harvard University-New England Conservatory AB/MM Program for Music Composition. She began playing piano at the age of four and composing at the age of 11 under the guidance of Alla Elana Cohen. In September 2010, she began composition studies with Dr. Kati Agocs at New England Conservatory and is now working with Dr. Michael Gandolfi, New England Conservatory Composition Department Chair. She has also studied privately with Robert Beaser of the Julliard School and Narcis Bonet of Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris.
Danielle has written over 100 original compositions, including solo and duo piano works, chamber pieces, six symphonies and three full-length ballets, and is the recipient of numerous awards for both composition and piano performance. Her musical work has been described as "equal parts sultry and adventurous," "majestic", and focused on "creating a natural dialogue between instruments."
She is a five-time finalist and winner of the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, a National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts YoungArts honorable mention awardee, 3-time national finalist of the Music Teachers' National Association Competition, Pikes Peak Composition Competition first place winner, New York Art Ensemble Emerging Composer and a winner of the Karen Sokolof Javitch International Composition Competition. She participated in the 2008 Young Artists Composition Program at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute in Lenox (MA), the 2012 European-American Musical Alliance Program in Paris (France), and Fifth House Ensemble's 2013 Fresh Inc Festival in Chicago (IL). She traveled to Maccagno, Italy in July 2014 to take part in the soundSCAPE Composition and Performance Exchange, where the Resound Duo presented the world premiere of her composition, Loss (after Sappho).
Her music has been performed in many venues across New England and New York, in Omaha (NE), Chicago (IL), Colorado Springs (CO), and internationally in France, Italy and Barbados. Since 2010, Danielle's pieces were performed by Chorus Boston, the Resound Duo, by members of the International Cat Murr Composers Society at Old South Church (Boston), at New England Conservatory's Contemporary Music Festival (Jordan Hall) and Tuesday Night New Music Series (Pierce Hall), at The American Repertory Theater and in concerts at Harvard University's Memorial Church, Paine Hall, Lowell House and Kirkland House, among others. In Choris Creaturis for dance was presented in Fall, 2012 on the American Repertory Theatre's Mainstage as part of the Harvard Ballet Company's show, Counterpoint, and in February, 2014 at New York City's Miller Theater as part of the 2014 Ivy Ballet Exchange. The Bach Society Orchestra premiered her symphonic poem, Animus, at their Fall 2012 concert in Paine Hall, Harvard University. Her contemporary ballet, At Last, produced in collaboration with choreographer Hazel Lever, was presented in May, 2013 at the American Repertory Theater's Experimental Theater. The Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra premiered her symphony, Rapppaccini's Daughter, in April, 2017.
Danielle's pieces have also been performed at master classes with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Chen Yi, Nico Muhly, Sebastien Currier, Malcolm Peyton, Michael Gandolfi, Kati Agocs, Robert Beaser, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, Yehudi Wyner, William Bolcom, Phillip Lasser, David Conte and the Ethel String Quartet.
As a pianist, Danielle has performed at Carnegie Hall. She previously performed as a duo piano team with her twin sister, Arielle. She is an accomplished and prolific visual artist and is a member of the Cambridge Art Association. A 2014 magna cum laude Harvard College graduate, Danielle concentrated in History and Science (Medicine and Society Honors Track), with a music secondary. She graduated from Harvard Medical School in the spring of 2019 in is currently a resident physician in pediatrics. She is interested in ethics and in exploring both contemporary and historical intersections between the arts and sciences. Her older sister, Loren, is a two-time U.S. Figure Skating champion, former Miss Massachusetts, and current fellow in gastroenterology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City.