Dan Auerbach, violinist, has been described by the New York Times as a player "with quiet virtuosity." Dr. Auerbach earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University as a student of Arnold Steinhardt. He also holds B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay, Felix Galimir, Harvey Shapiro and Lewis Kaplan.
Dr. Auerbach is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes, including a graduate fellowship from Rutgers University, and the Irene Alm Memorial Prize for excellence in performance and scholarly research. He has performed solo in such venues as Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Juilliard Theater. As a chamber musician he has enjoyed collaborating with the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the West-End Players of the Dallas Symphony, Columbia University's Collegium Musicum, and the Jose Limon Dance Company. CD releases include the American Festival of Microtonal Music and the David Glukh Klezmer Ensemble.
Recent performances include an Iowa tour with the Morningside Trio, as well as recordings and performances in NYC with AFMM. Upcoming performances include more recitals in NYC with AFMM, as well as a recital for the America-Israel Cultural Foundation benefitting Israeli artists. A recent CD release, on the Pitch Label, includes works by Tartini, Brahms, and Mozart.
His teaching experiences include the Juilliard Pre-College, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, as well as Rutgers University, where he also conducted the Rutgers Youth Orchestra. As a conductor, Dr. Auerbach regularly appeared at the University's Nicholas Music Center, and in 2008 was featured as part of the Rutgers Gala Presentations. His students have gone on to win regional and all-state competitions, as well as college auditions such as Columbia, Rutgers, and University of Chicago. Dr. Auerbach has given master-classes and workshops throughout the U.S. and is licensed as a professional educator by the New Jersey Department of Education. In addition to his active private studio and performance schedule, Dr. Auerbach often gives school lecture-presentations, both solo and as part of the Ives String Quartet, and has taught alongside Roberta Guaspari at Opus 118 Harlem School of Music (featured in Music of the Heart, starring Meryl Streep).
Dr. Auerbach has served on the faculty of Morningside College, as well as the assistant concertmaster of the Sioux City Symphony. In addition, he has been a regular member of the South Dakota, Des Moines, and Lincoln Symphony Orchestras. Starting in the fall of 2010, Dr. Auerbach will serve as assistant professor of music at Georgia College & State University.