Dan Weinstein is a virtuoso and versatile musician, teacher and lecturer, focusing mainly on contemporary, avant-garde and experimental music. As a cello player his repertoire is dedicated to exploring new ways of interpretation of contemporary music as a platform for modern and updated art form. Enthusiastic about the intersection between traditional and contemporary instrumental practices, close and open forms, improvisation and written music, Dan has inspired composers and instrumentalists alike for collaborative work as solo and chamber musician.
Dan has collaborated with composers and musicians from various fields including Steve Reich, Giya Kancelli, Betsy Jolas, John Zorn, Morton Subotnick, David Grubbs and Amnon Wolman among many others and has performed and recorded on French and Israeli radio and television, for the European Union broadcasting union.
Dan regularly performs as soloist and with several contemporary music ensembles and is He is a senior lecturer in the new-music department of Naggar Multidisciplinary School of Art and Society, Musrara in Jerusalem. Dan is co-founder of the advanced program studies of experimental music and sound art and conducting a open-social-orchestra (“Scratch Orchestra”) in the Israeli Center of Digital art.
“Those who attended this concert could have feel this wonder… in which, since from the beginning, became his sound as a chariots to an inner voyage”. Noam ben Zeev, Ha’aretz daily.