Daniel Schnyder. composer. saxophonist.


Interview on “Yardbird”

Check out this interview I did with All About Jazz discussing my new opera Charlie Parker’s Yardbird.

New website, Bandcamp & Tumblr

While I have run a web shop for sheet music and CDs for more than 10 years, now I am adding an online shop of many of my recordings via Bandcamp – including previously unreleased material. Also, I have opened a Tumblr account which is built into the site and will be my news feed from now on. Go check out both!

You can not only prelisten and download my music on Bandcamp itself. Bandcamp is also tightly integrated in the Records and Compositions sections of my new and redesigned website: 

  • When you browse to Records, you can listen to the recordings on their detail pages (click on “More details”)
  • When you browse the Compositions database, the note symbol on the right-hand side of a compositions opens a player where you can prelisten to its recording.

I hope you enjoy all of it. Feedback and suggestions are welcome!

GAIA Festival

The 2015 edition of the annual GAIA Festival in Oberhofen, Switzerland, will take place from June 7 to 10. Daniel was invited to be Composer in Residence. Read more on the festival’s website.

The Art of the Duo


My new album with David Taylor, “The Art of the Duo”, was just released. Check it out here.

Charlie Parker’s Yardbird premieres in June

Opera Philadelphia has commissioned a new opera by Daniel Schnyder based on the life of legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker (1920-1955). My new work will premiere on June 5, 2015.

American tenor Lawrence Brownlee will star as Parker in a work written for him by Schnyder, with a libretto by poet and playwright Bridgette A. Wimberly. Soprano Angela Brown will costar as Charlie’s mother, Addie Parker. The opera has been developed in partnership with Gotham Chamber Opera.

“Daniel Schnyder and Bridgette Wimberly are crafting a work that captures Charlie Parker’s complex musical genius and troubled life in an engaging and honest way. We are honored to bring together a diverse group of artists, some of whom are new to opera, to create a work that will expand the boundaries of operatic music through the influence and infusion of Parker’s music.”

Visit the opera’s website

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Next Concerts

Sep 09, 2015, 19:00
Zuerich (Switzerland), Villa Irninger

Katja Braunschweiler, Justin Clark, Daniel Schnyder
Chamber Music Soiree
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Sep 15, 2015, 20:15
Wohlenschwil (Schweiz), Alte Kirche Wohlenschwil Aargau

BERNSTEIN Program with Marcin Grochowina piano/ Daniel Schnyder sax
Text Armin Brunner
Sprecher: Graziella Rossi und Helmuth Vogel
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Sep 18, 2015, 19:00
Duesselorf (Germany), Johanneskirche Duesseldorf

ALKESTE (Haedel/Schnyder)
Daniel Schnyder Saxophon/ Thomas Dobler Vibes and percussion
Wolfgand Abendroth: Dirigat/Leitung
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Sep 19, 2015, 19:30
Duesseldorf (Germany), Foyer der Deutschen Bundesbank

Jazz Concert with Thomas Dobler and friends
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Sep 24, 2015, 20:00
Jena (Germany), Jenaer Philharmonie

Concerto for Flute, Percussion and Strings by Daniel Schnyder
Cond. Marc Tardue
Christian Sprenger Flutes
Berkeley C. Williams percussion
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Sep 25, 2015, 20:00
Villingen (Germany), Franziskaner

Daniel Schnyder/CHAARTS/King Singers
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Sep 26, 2015, 20:00
Boswil (Switzerland), Alte Kirche

King Singers feat, Daniel Schnyder&CHAARTS
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Sep 27, 2015, 19:30
Zuerich (Switzerland), Fraumuenster

KING SINGERS, feat.: Daniel Schnyder/ CHAARTS
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Sep 28, 2015, 20:00
Lindau (Germany), Theater Lindau

King Singers feat. CHAARTS and Daniel Schnyder

Sep 29, 2015, 20:00
Liestal (Switzerland), Stadtkirche Liestal

King Singers plus Daniel Schnyder and CHAARTS

Recent Concerts

Aug 13, 2015
Laax/Flims (Switzerland), Bergstation Carl Sogn Gion
Aug 05, 2015
Wnterthur/Zuerich (Switzerland), Kyburgiade/ Kyburg Winterthur
Aug 02, 2015
St Moritz (Switzerland), Sunny Bar Hotel Kulm
Jul 25, 2015
Trieste (Italy), Villa Sartorio Park
Jul 19, 2015
Cervera (Spain), Universitat de Cervera


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