Daniel Slatkin

Daniel Slatkin is an internationally recognized and award-winning composer of music for film, television and the concert hall. Most recently, he scored the SportsCenter Featured documentary, “Awaken: The Morgan Hoffmann Story,” for ESPN. Additionally, Slatkin conducted the strings of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for his score to “Gradually, Then Suddenly: The Bankruptcy of Detroit,” a feature documentary which received the Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film.

Rooted in classical and electronic music, Slatkin is a multiple Best Score Award recipient on the festival circuit, selected by well known artists such as Queen’s Roger Taylor and Alan Parsons, who recognized his dramatic underscoring work. Slatkin’s score for his debut feature film, “Making Fun: The Story of Funko,” composed shortly after completing his undergraduate studies at USC, premiered at the legendary TCL Chinese Theatre and was released worldwide on Netflix. Since then, his music can be heard on multiple broadcast networks, streaming platforms, and in theaters and festivals around the country.

In addition to his work in film and television, Slatkin also composes concert music. His first work, “In Fields,” was commissioned and premiered by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, later recorded by the Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra, and released on Naxos Records. He was jointly commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, D.C., the Saint Louis Symphony, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Detroit Symphony Orchestra to write a new, “Variation on a Theme of Paganini.” Slatkin is currently writing a major work for symphony orchestra, which will receive its world premiere during the 2024/25 concert season.