About Dan Fogel, Pianist

Dan is a classically trained pianist who lives in the Stony Brook area.
 

He has been playing the piano for over 30 years and loves to perform for music lovers. 

He enjoys sharing his passion for music with audiences, whether they know the music intimately, or are hearing it for the first time! 


He strives to create an atmosphere of elegance, and relishes being able to fulfill special requests. He has a wide selection of music to play for concerts, cocktail hours, sing-alongs, parties, dinner music, and more - in any style.

 

His repertoire is large enough to perform for 8 hours without repeating a single song or musical work!

He also devotes himself to teaching passionate, dedicated students, as well as volunteering and public workshops. 
(See Lessons menu at the top of this page)

Styles

Dan is rather versatile, performing in myriad genres:

  • Hits from the 1920s-2020s

  • Classical Music (17th - 20th Century)

  • Jazz

  • Show Tunes

  • TV & Movie Themes

  • International & Folk Tunes (Italian, Irish, German, Brazillian, Russian,  

  • Holiday Classics

  • Religious: Christian (various denominations) Jewish

  • Patriotic American

  • Anime

  • Video Games

  • Disney & Animated

  • Kids Songs

  • Standards ... you name it!

                            Locations

  • Salon Concerts In Your Home

  • Banquet Halls

  • Restaurants

  • Art Exhibits

  • Open Houses

  • Country Clubs

  • Private Parties

  • Libraries

  • Senior Communities

  • Religious Services

  • Dinners / Brunch

  • Concert Halls

         Types of Events

Dan will play in a private residence or in a setting open to the public. A concert offers audiences the opportunity to appreciate the nuanced artistry
of his playing in any given style, without audible distractions.


He plays for a wide range of audiences comprising of:

  • Music connoisseurs supporting local artists

  • A gathering of friends and family

  • A special individual - be it a wine & cheese affair

  • Senior Communities

  • Hospital Patients

  • Library Patrons

  • Party Guests

  • Business Employees

Dan also has fun interacting with audiences; whether it be taking special requests, curating selections to fit a particular audience, ‘Name That Tune’ with prizes, Sing-Alongs with lyrics binders, karaoke-style accompaniment for that talented singer guest, or even piano-bar style rocking out with energetic revelers who wish to sing the night away!

CONCERTS

His favorite kind of event is playing in an intimate salon-style setting of an in-home concert or at a public concert series on a gorgeous piano. He can communicate most expressively, captivating an audience as he 'paints with his fingers on the canvas of silence.'

SPECIAL OCCASIONS:

Dan enjoys being able to make a meaningful event into a cherished memory. He will perform for:

  • Weddings

  • Surprise Proposals

  • Anniversaries

  • Birthdays

  • Romantic dinners

  • Themed Performances

  • Memorials

  • Musical Healing Sessions 

  • Meditations

  • Tributes or celebrations

ENSEMBLES – CHAMBER MUSIC & DUOS

He loves nothing more than the opportunity to collaborate with passionate world-class musicians, being able to play off each other's ideas, creating a harmonious & dynamic musical synergy.

​He is privileged to perform duos with musicians who have dazzled audiences all over the world, including vocalists, cellists, violinists, violists, clarinetists, other pianists, & flutists.

MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCES

He has an established act with a Belly Dancer, and has performed while a Painter improvised on a canvas, being influenced by the music.

             Public Performances

WEEKLY:

  • Sing-Alongs at Atria Senior Living, South Setauket
  • Pianist/Accompanist for Services at
    Temple Isaiah, Stony Brook - a Reform Jewish Synagogue

  • Pianist / Choir Accompanist for Services at
    Bellport United Methodist Church

MONTHLY (along with students):

  • Musical Interludes/Piano for Patients in Stony Brook Hospital  

  • Sunday Sounds lobby performance, Middle Country Library, Centereach   

  • Senior Communities: currently Sunrise East Setauket
    (after doing years at Jefferson's Ferry, then Atria)

  • Meetups: Let's Play Piano - with Vocalists & Instrumentalists (meetup.com/letsplaypiano)  

ANNUALLY:

  • Holiday Performances at Selected Libraries & Senior Homes

  • Music Link Foundation FundraiserWalt Whitman Mall

  • Benefit Concert: TBA

  • Show Accompanist for Laurel Hill School theater productions, as well as for other schools

FORMER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES: 

  • As a Soloist Performing a movement of Grieg Piano Concerto
    with the Crane Symphony Orchestra

  • As a Soloist with the Sound Symphony Orchestra,
    performing Carnival of the Animals

  • At the Japan Tsunami Relief Marathon Benefit Concert
    featuring many artists, raising over $5,000

  • As the Pianist for the Benefit Concert: 
    3/11 Survivors, 26 Student Voices of Tohoku,
    Japan Scandinavia House, NYC

  • Frank & Camille’s Shigeru Concert Series
    with jazz vocalist Samantha Slomin in Steinway Artist

  • Carol Montparker’s Composer’s Landscape Master Class Series,
    Steinway Piano Gallery

  • A Solo Benefit Salon Concert for the Unitarian Fellowship of Stony Brook

  • Library Concert programs
    (including Sachem, Bellport, Emma Clark, Commack, Middle Country, ...