danny holt  


Pianist • Percussionist • Composer • Educator


Associate Faculty – Norco College
Adjunct Faculty – College of the Desert
Music Chair – Academy of Creative Education at The Oakwood School
Scholar in Residence – Harvard-Westlake School
Founder & Artistic Director – Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts

Pianist Danny Holt has been called "exceptional" by the Los Angeles Times, and The Record (Waterloo, Ontario) described him as "the classical music equivalent of an extreme sports athlete." He brings his boundless energy and wit to performances of classical repertoire as well as music by the composers of today. He has performed internationally in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Hollywood Bowl, and has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Bang on a Can All-Stars, and Blue Man Group, among others. Gramophone called Holt's Fast Jump CD (Innova Recordings, 2009) "a compelling showcase for Holt's innate virtuosity and gregarious temperament" and Holt has released five CDs in subsequent years. An active performer and educator, Holt splits his time between Los Angeles and Desert Hot Springs, and teaches at College of the Desert, Norco College, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (CSUSB Palm Desert Campus). He is also Scholar-in-Residence at Harvard-Westlake School and the chair of the music program at The Oakwood School's Academy of Creative Education.

For more information, visit: www.dannyholt.net