Daniel Krenz, Music Director & Conductor
Daniel Krenz is a conductor and composer currently studying with Bramwell Tovey and Joshua Gersen at Boston University where he serves as an assistant conductor for the symphony orchestras. This season he co-created and curated Mahlermania! a weekend festival celebrating the life and works of Gustav Mahler. The weekend culminated in a partial re-creation of Arnold Schoenberg’s 1913 Skandalkonzert. Also in 2019 he made his operatic debut conducting John Musto’s Later the Same Evening at the Opera Fringe Festival.
Before Boston University, Daniel received a Masters degree in Musicology from Brandeis University where his thesis on Act III of Lulu was awarded the Sandy Shea Fisher award in artistic achievement. While at Brandeis University he served as the assistant conductor to the orchestra, and at the capstone concert of the 2018 Leonard Bernstein Festival for the Creative Arts he led the ensemble in Bernstein’s Candide Overture and Stravinsky’s Firebird. Previously he spent two summers at the Bard Conductor’s Institute where he studied with Leon Botstein, Mark Gibson, Lawrence Golan, and the late Harold Farberman.
Combining his experience in performance and research, this season Daniel looks forward to concerts with his group, Blueprint, an ensemble dedicated to placing masterpieces new and old within their historical context, and he is immensely grateful to the members of the Bay Colony Brass to be elected as their new Music Director and Conductor for their 20th season.