Mark Dancigers

Mark Dancigers

Mark Dancigers

Mark Dancigers is a composer and electric guitarist from Virginia Beach, Virginia. His music seeks to move listeners through a combination of innovative timbres and melodic grace. As the guitarist for NOW Ensemble, he has premiered dozens of works and performed across the US. He received his Master in Music Composition from the Yale School of Music and is currently completing his doctorate at Princeton University.

Mark Dancigers' music has been performed at Carnegie Hall, Miller Theater, Symphony Space, Merkin Hall, the Bang on a Can Marathon, the Percussive Arts Society International Conference, and numerous other venues by such groups as the Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the New York Youth Symphony. A large part of his chamber music output is for NOW Ensemble, whose second album Awake charted at #2 on Amazon's Classical Music Charts and was featured on NPR's All Things Considered. His piece Burst received an audience choice award after a performance on the SONiC Festival at Miller Theater, and was broadcast on WNYC. His music has been described in the New York Times as "entrancing" and "rich in beguiling timbres", and in The Classical Review as "fresh and vibrant." His future plans include collaborations with flutist Alexandra Sopp and a revision to his Electric Guitar Concerto. 

He has served as Artistic Director and Manager of NOW Ensemble since May 2011.

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December 3, 2006

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The New York Times

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