Daniel Slatkin has emerged as a rising star in the world of music composition. In 2018, he scored the documentary feature Making Fun: The Story of Funko, which was premiered at the legendary TCL Chinese Theatre. He was also commissioned by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to write and conduct a full orchestral work, entitled In Fields.
For the 2019/2020 concert season, his work will be performed by the Nashville Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra and l’Orchestre National de Lyon. His music can also be found on platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and PBS.
A lifelong musician, Daniel’s curiosity has led him to explore many genres of music. From being a turntable DJ to conducting orchestras, he translates this knowledge and experience into his original work, combining classical, jazz and EDM influences to create a unique sound palette.
Born into a musical family, his musical sense is rooted in his being. His father, conductor Leonard Slatkin, and grandparents, violinist Felix Slatkin and cellist Eleanor Aller, have each made major contributions to the classical, pop and film music industries.