Daniel Asia

"Daniel Asia has put together a remarkable program, something that is both entertaining and enlightening. We explore issues at the heart of contemporary American Jewish identity and self-understanding. It's a terrific evening!"

Barry W. Holtz, Professor, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and Author of Back to the Sources

Composer Daniel Asia

Breath in a Ram’s Horn: The Jewish Spirit in Classical Music

DANIEL ASIA, born in Seattle, WA in 1953, has been the recipient of the most competitive grants and fellowships in music including a Music Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Meet The Composer/ Reader’s Digest Consortium Commission, United Kingdom Fulbright Arts Award Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship and four NEA Composers Grants.

The composer’s major orchestral works include five symphonies, a piano concerto, a cello concerto, 2 song cycles and the works AT THE FAR EDGE, BLACK LIGHT, and GATEWAYS

Renowned classical composer Daniel Asia brings you Breath in a Ram’s Horn: The Jewish Spirit in Classical Music, an audience-interactive presentation that delves into the mysteries of Judaism and classical music, their interrelationships, and includes a deep listening of his award winning music.


“Daniel Asia is a genuine creative spirit, an excellent composer,… He is a welcome addition to the roster of our strongest group of living composers.”

Elliott Hurwitt’s Schwann Opus review of the composer’s compact disc, IVORY

“Daniel Asia’s Black Light… purveyed the new hedonism-a sensuous approach to sound and a generous exploitation of instruments–that makes orchestras want to schedule such music and listeners pay to hear it.”

B.Holland, New York Times review of the composer’s orchestral work, BLACK LIGHT