Daniel Kellogg, President & YCA Alumnus
Daniel Kellogg steps into the leadership role of Young Concert Artists with the unique perspective of an alumnus of Young Concert Artists, one of the extraordinary musicians whose careers were discovered and launched to prominence by this innovative non-profit organization. He is excited to help sustain the legacy of Young Concert Artists and to forge new paths to nurture the next generation of concert soloists and artistic leaders.
Chosen as YCA Composer-in-Residence in 2002, Daniel Kellogg was a member of the Young Concert Artists roster for ten years. His compositions have been premiered by the Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, at the Aspen Music Festival, and by the Takacs Quartet and eighth blackbird. He has also served as Composer-in-Residence for the South Dakota Symphony, Green Bay Symphony, and Lexington Philharmonic.
Dr. Kellogg’s honors include a Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, six ASCAP Young Composer Awards, the BMI William Schuman Prize, and the ASCAP Rudolf Nissim Award. His works have been broadcast on NPR’s “Performance Today,” “St. Paul Sundays,” and BBC’s “Live from Wigmore Hall” among others. He has completed artist residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the UCross Foundation, the Copland House, and Rocky Mountain National Park.
Born in Wilton, Connecticut, Daniel Kellogg is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Yale School of Music. He was on faculty at the University of Colorado College of Music for fourteen years, where he served as Professor of Composition, head of the composition program, and was the Christoffersen Composition Fellow. He helped forge a new partnership between the University and the Sibelius Academy, increase the endowment for the composition program, and create innovative scholarship and fellowship opportunities for its students.
As a recent New Yorker, Daniel Kellogg is particularly excited to be running the 2019 New York City Marathon this November. He will be cheered on by his wife, pianist Hsing-ay Hsu, and his daughter Kaela.