Daniel Grabois, horn

Daniel Grabois is the horn professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music, where he performs in the Wisconsin Brass Quintet and serves as the Curator of SoundWaves, a series he created that combines science lectures with music performances. The former Chair of the Department of Contemporary Performance at the Manhattan School of Music, he is the hornist in the Meridian Arts Ensemble, a sextet of brass and percussion now in its twenty-ninth season. With Meridian, he has performed over fifty world premieres, released twelve CDs, received two ASCAP/CMA Adventuresome Programming Awards, and toured worldwide, in addition to recording or performing with rock legends Duran Duran and Natalie Merchant and performing the music of Frank Zappa for the composer himself. Grabois recently released his first solo album, Air Names, for electronic horn, for which he wrote all the music. His compositions, including three etude books and numerous chamber works, are published by Brass Arts Unlimited.

Recent Performances

Meridian Arts Ensemble performances in Ann Arbor and Bowling Green
Brandenburg Concerto #1, New York City
Solo recital, UW-Madison, with four world premieres including two by Grabois
Wisconsin Brass Quintet recital with world premiere of Gravikord by Grabois


Professor Grabois is also the founder and curator of the series SoundWaves, which combines science and music through innovative thematic lectures and performances.