Honors & Commissions

Honors, Grants and Commissions

Dafnis Prieto is a MacArthur Fellow Award Recipient, 2011
Commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, 2009
Commissioned by WNYC, for a New Work, 2009
Commisioned by the Jazz at Lincoln Center a new work for the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. song titled “Song for Chico”, 2005. Title Track of the Grammy Winner Album “Song for Chico”, 2008
Commissioned by Meet the Composer, Commissioning Music, 2007
Dafnis Prieto – “Nominee for Best New Artist ” Latin Grammy Awards, 2007
Dafnis Prieto – Absolute Quintet Grammy Award Nominee for Best Latin Jazz Album 2006
Dafnis Prieto Award Winner in the Jazz Journalist Award, Up & coming musician of the year, 2006
Commisioned by the Ethos Percussion Group under auspices of the Jerome Foundation “The Guiros Talk” a piece for 4 guiros (1 mov) and 4 percussion sets “Claveteando” (2 mov). 2006
Commissioned by the New Trumpet Consortium, a piece for trumpet and percussion “Trail of Memories” 2005
Commissioned by the East Carolina University at Greenville NC to write a piece “Echo Dimensions” for the Meridian Arts Ensemble (Brass Quintet & Percussion) 2005
Dafnis Prieto is a recipient of Meet the Composer’s Van Lier Fellowship, 2005
Commissioned by the Painted Bride, Philadelphia, 2005
Chamber Music America New Works Award, 2005
Commissioned by the CBC in Toronto Canada to write a piece “On and On” for the True North Brass Quintet / 2004
Dafnis Prieto composed music for the Grammy Winner Album “The Gathering” by The Caribbean Jazz Project 2002

Music & Dance Collaborations

Music for the Dance Piece Citizens and Individuals? Commissioned by Dance Space, 2005
Time in Circles – NYC Joyce Soho, Spring 2002
Forms and Sounds – NYC Jazz Gallery 2002
Puzzle /Rompecabezas NYC The Kitchen, Fall 2002
Music selection of Sang – Danspace Project, Spring 2002
A mouth in a sleeping shell – NYC PS 122, Winter 2000
Un Lugar, Havana 1996

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