Daniel Göritz, born and raised in Berlin, studied classical guitar and composition in Berlin, Manchester, and New York. He finished his studies at the Manhattan School of Musik as a Doctor of Musical Arts.
He received numerous awards and scholarships, among others a scholarship of the Berlin Academy of the Fine Arts for Composition in 2000-2002, an award at the Prix Ton Bruynčl 2007 for solo-instrument and electronics, 1. place with the Zephyrus Duo (with Sarah Hornsby, flute) at the Artists International Young Artists Competition, New York, 1996, with a subsequent debut at the Carnegie Recital Hall – and 1994 first place at the International Composition Competition of the International Contemporary Music Festival in Huddersfield, England.
His compositions have been played by ensembles like the chamber ensemble Neue Musik Berlin, the Gruppe für Neue Musik (Group for New Music) “Hanns Eisler”, or the Fibbonacci-Trio. As a guitarist focusing on contemporary music he often plays with renowned ensembles and orchestras like the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the DSO and RSB Berlin, SWR Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Musikfabrik, or the chamber orchestra Neue Musik Berlin.
Apart from these he is devoted to classical music as an interpreter, arranger, and publisher, enriching it with his new original transcriptions and his guitar duo together with prof. Daniel Wolff. Daniel Göritz and Daniel Wolff met 1994 during their doctorate at the Manhattan School of Music in New York. Their similar activities in the areas of composition, arrangement, and sight-reading soon led to a stimulating and productive collaboration as a duo. Both began early to include transcriptions of works in their repertoire that originally had been composed for other instruments. Together they played most of the existing literature for guitar-duos and their own transcriptions, tried different approaches and benefited from their mutual suggestions and ideas. Apart from their numerous individual chamber-musical and soloistic commitments they continue their collaboration with a high regularity despite the geographical distance.
Daniel Göritz lives in Berlin, Germany, having an university teaching position as a professor for classical guitar at the “Hanns Eisler” Conservatory.
Our published releases of the guitar duo Daniel Wolff & Daniel Göritz had been recorded on the CD “New Transcriptions for 2 Guitars, Vol. 1”, kreuzberg-records, kr 10099.