Steinway Artist. Pianist. Composer. Peerless improviser. As one for the world's finest improvising musicians, Dan Knight is one of the acknowledged master pianists of his generation.
The range of his musicianship, reflected in his interpretations of both the classical and jazz "canons" and his compositions both in jazz and in the field of "modern" classical composition, is incomparable and unparalleled in contemporary music.
His "modern" classical compositions range from solo piano to symphonic pieces, from solo and ensemble vocal music to instrumental performance pieces and works for ballet and modern dance. His compositions are frequently inspired by masterworks of visual art, and often include both thorough composition and improvisation in a seamless synthesis of creativity, spontaneity and structure.
As a composer/pianist, he continues to extend the boundaries of style and composition in his impassioned performances of classical music, jazz and free improvisation.
He's not a "young lion" by any stretch of the imagination. He's much, much more than that. He's a full-fledged lion, emerging powerfully onto the national and international stage, at the peak of his powers. And he roars.