'Personality Test' in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, published
December 3, 2014. Click here.
Daniel speaks with WQLN's Tom Pyz about life, conducting, and the Erie Philharmonic. Click on Oct 26, 2014.
'Ten Questions with the Maestro' from the Asheville Symphony's website. Click here.
"The musical leadership of Maestro Meyer is inspiring and contributes much to the finesse of the performance – and probably to the undeniable popularity of the "Masterworks" series ... Meyer was clearly in charge of this ambitious and powerful performance."
"The orchestral sound was rich and sonorous, while Meyer conducted with passionate sensitivity to the gorgeous musical momentum of Tchaikovsky."
"..The opening movement with its string of lyrical melodies was beautifully and tenderly performed. Meyer is wonderfully adept at establishing characterizations within the music."
"The piece began with shorter, hushed stringed phrases as an energetic Daniel Meyer intimately cued the entrances of each part of the orchestra. The ensemble seamlessly launched into louder, full and lively sections under Meyer’s quick and sharp direction... Daniel Meyer’s jovial and energized gestures guided the orchestra through the entirety of the piece.... I remain awe-struck and overjoyed at having heard such an incredible performance, even a day later. "
“The opening melody in the strings was beautifully synchronized by Meyer, who subtly communicated precision and expressiveness through his detailed baton strokes... Meyer demonstrated his mettle not only as a leader but also as a part of the orchestra.“ - Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich w/ Asheville Symphony, CVNC, May 10, 2014
"It is always a pleasure for me to review the ASO, as its players, director, guests, and program selections are always stellar... In short, the ASO absolutely astounded from the very beginning. Perfect intonation, phrasing, and passion radiated from the orchestra, seamlessly delivering the composer’s message directly to the hearts and souls of the audience..."
“He is a dynamic personality whose passion for music making is evident in both his willingness to program less “accessible” works and in his ebullient conducting style... The energy Meyer summoned from both himself and the orchestra was extraordinary and brought members of the audience once again to their feet in waves of applause.“ - Bach, Beethoven, and Bartók w/ Asheville Symphony, CVNC, November 16, 2013
“With dynamic gestures and a stylish demeanor, Meyer exacted a balanced, rhythmically vibrant, and richly blended sound from the orchestra... Much of his success with the orchestra resulted from his clear, demonstrative beat. Visually, his conducting is an exact replica of the music, so the orchestra‘s scrupulous response was no surprise.“ - Kernis, Rachmaninoff and Elgar, Alabama Symphony
“Conductor Daniel Meyer has worked his magic once again in this last concert of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra’s season, directing a riveting performance of what many music historians call the most important composition of the twentieth century, Stravinsky’s Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)...“ - Rite of Spring, Asheville Symphony, CVNC, May 11, 2013
“...Its broad sweep of meticulously interleaved themes, from the solo french horn’s glowing tendril in the poco allegretto movement to the monolithic stacked bastions of sound rising in the allegro, perfectly translated the Rhine River valley’s dance of pastoral and industrial...“ - Las Vegas Philharmonic, VEGAS SEVEN, April 8, 2013
“Guest conductor Daniel Meyer earned the enthusiastic accolades he received. His approach was graceful, but never overly romantic. He showed control of the orchestra’s resources along with thorough understanding of the music’s energy and direction.“ - Las Vegas Philharmonic, LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, April 8, 2013
“...remarkable musicianship and grace throughout the entire evening, delivering yet another wonderful concert to the world.“ - Asheville Symphony and Daniil Trifonov
“...The hall exploded in the greatest ovation I have ever heard...“ - Asheville Symphony w/ Daniil Trifonov
“[Daniel Meyer] happily returned to take the reins this weekend, something he accomplished with a welcome aplomb. With the orchestra in top form, the collection of holiday tunes, both familiar and those less so, provided a dazzling array of musical ornaments in what turned out to be a warm celebration of the past and the future.“ - Holiday Pops, Heinz Hall, PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, December 22, 2012
"For their opening concert of this year's Masterworks series, Meyer and his excellent instrumentalists showed me what I have been missing in my four years in Raleigh. Meyer's choice of repertoire included some of the most dazzling music of the nineteenth and twentieth century. The technical demands of this music and the manner in which conductor, players and guest piano soloist exceeded these demands provided an evening of musical excitement and impeccable beauty." - Asheville Symphony, John Adams, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, CVNC ARTS JOURNAL, September 17, 2011
"A grasp of clear structures and taste: any interpreter who wants to be convincing with works of musical Impressionism must have these two qualities above all. As the American conductor Daniel Meyer brought both to the Stuttgart Orchestra, he produced not only a thrilling German debut, but also conclusive evidence that yes, music can paint!" - Stuttgart Orchestra, Ravel, Szymanowski, Mussorgsky, STUTTGARTER NACHRICHTEN, May 18, 2011
"A conductor with a delicate hand and cool passion...Two kindred souls came together in Daniel Meyer and Thomas Zehetmair... (they) and the brilliantly-prepared Stuttgart Orchestra put the greatest value on the transparency and intelligibility of the score...Superb." - Stuttgart Orchestra, Ravel, Szymanowski, Mussorgsky, CANNSTATTER ZEITUNG, May 17, 2011
"Seeing how he has spurred the Stuttgart Orchestra to phenomenal achievements with only the most flowing signals and agile body language, one longs for more encounters with this young "charismatic"...Meyer is a powerfully-expressive creator, who unites musical culture with pointed characterization." - Stuttgart Orchestra, Ravel, Szymanowski, Mussorgsky, STUTTGARTER ZEITUNG, May 16, 2011
"Seldom have I heard a concert that was this uniformly excellent and musically interesting, and one which connected to its audience in such a profound way...Kudos are richly deserved by the many principal players who did such outstanding solo work (especially principal horn Terry Roberts), and to Maestro Meyer for bringing out the best from the orchestra time and again." - Asheville Symphony, Mozart & Strauss, CVNC ARTS JOURNAL, April 10, 2011
"Meyer's brisk tempi in the two Allegro sections resulted in some breathtaking string passagework against the soaring brass lines -- absolutely thrilling!" - Handel, Gershwin, Shostakovich, Asheville Symphony, CVNC ARTS JOURNAL, February 28, 2010