- Daniel Stabler
From the simplistic to the complex, music depicts a composer’s spirit, vitality, wisdom and humour.
Daniel Stabler has been an active professional Double Bassist since 1967. He attended Interlochen Arts Academy (Michigan, USA), Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music (New York, USA), Northwestern University (Illinois, USA), and University of Waikato (Hamilton, New Zealand). Currently a bassist with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra since 1997, he has worked with numerous orchestras, chamber groups, and festivals, including: Sydney Symphony, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, 175 East contemporary ensemble, New Zealand Opera and Royal New Zealand Ballet, Portland Opera, Eugene Opera (Oregon, USA), Omaha Symphony, Opera Omaha (Nebraska, USA), New Jersey Symphony, Berkshire Festival at Tanglewood, Meadowmount Festival (New York, USA), Rotorua Chamber Festival (New Zealand) and others.
Recently, an emerging composer working in the contemporary classical medium, he completed a BMus(Hons) with First Class Honours in composition in 2002 at University of Waikato with Martin Lodge, and finished a MMus with First Class Honours in 2003. Daniel is the first composer to receive the Kerby Bursary Award at the University of Waikato and is also the recipient of a Waikato University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Masters Thesis Award.Source: Daniel Stabler, July 2007