Daniel Slatkin has emerged as a rising star in the world of film music. He scored the documentary feature Making Fun: The Story of Funko, which was premiered at the legendary TCL Chinese Theatre and streamed on NETFLIX. His experience in scoring dozens of films has allowed his work the opportunity to be heard on notable platforms, including NETFLIX, Amazon Prime Video and PBS, and a multitude of film festivals.
Described by the Washington Post as "wittily spot-on", Daniel's curiosity has led him to explore many genres of music. From turntable deejaying 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.
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 Nationale de Lyon. He was also commissioned by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to write and conduct a full orchestral work, entitled 'In Fields'.
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.