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Hazzan Daniel Gross

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Biographical Info

HAZZAN DANIEL GROSS was born in Newton, Massachusetts. When he was four years old, his family moved to Potomac, Maryland and then when he was eight, they settled in St. Louis, Missouri. In St. Louis, Daniel was very active at Traditional Congregation, B’nai Amoona USY, and various programs at the JCC.  He spent many summers at Camp Ramah in Conover, Wisconsin, and this is where he discovered his voice. Thanks to the mandatory “audition” for every camper, Daniel was cast as Javert in Les Misérables (In Hebrew!) and the rest was history. After receiving his Master of Music Degree, Daniel moved to Pittsburgh, where he was a young artist with the Pittsburgh Opera for two years.  He then returned to New York to become a member of the prestigious Juilliard Opera Center. In the opera world Hazzan Gross has performed with many of the country’s most reputable orchestras, opera companies, and chamber music organizations, including the Los Angeles Symphony, the Utah Symphony, the National Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Pittsburgh Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, and Glimmerglass Opera.

The New York Times described his lyrical baritone voice as “fine and creamy,” and Opera News wrote that his singing was “vibrant“ and “eloquent and rich voiced.” Hazzan Gross was the sole baritone selected by Thomas Quasthoff to participate in his Masterclass at Carnegie Hall.  Daniel has also worked with such artists as Sherrill Milnes, Renata Scotto, Regine Crespin, and Jose van Dam. Hazzan Gross met his wife, Lauren, while performing together at the Wolf Trap Opera Company in 2001. They have four children – Maxim, Zev, Zosia and Bram and two dogs Zitro and Zeek.

Email: hazzangross@adatshalom.org

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