About Our Music Director

Daniel Long

Daniel Long has brought strong artistic and scholarly leadership to the nineteen year old Austin Civic Orchestra. His musical studies and professional endeavors span academic and concert halls in the United States, Canada, and Europe. A Fullbright Scholar, he has studied with such noted conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Fiora Contino, Margaret Hillis, Walter Ducloux and Eric Leinsdorf.

During his career, Mr. Long has conducted such major orchestras as the Toronto Symphony, West Flanders Symphony, Brussels Radio Symphony, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, and the San Antonio Symphony.

As a protégé of renowned Bach interpreter and conductor Helmuth Rilling, Mr. Long has conducted major Bach works at the international Bach festivals in Stuttgart since 1987.

As a musicologist specializing in early music, Mr. Long has lectured at the Boston Early Music Festival, Flanders Early Music Festival, and taught at Akademie Johann Sebastian Back in Stuttgart. He has authored a book, Handel’s Messiah: It’s Musical and Spiritual Symbolism.

In addition to his conducting duties with the Austin Civic Orchestra, Mr. Long also serves as Music Director of the Texas Bach Collegium, and as chorusmaster of the Mid-Texas Symphony Chorus.

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