Dan Barrett, "a brilliant and driven cellist, composer, and conductor" (Huffington Post), is the creator, and current Co-Director (with colleagues Dan Cooper and Gene Pritsker) of the International Street Cannibals, whom the NY Times calls "a brash new-music ensemble", who Alan Lockwood of the Free Press has termed "kaleidoscopically eclectic", and of whose concerts Peter Christian Hall of the Huffington Post refers to as "performances that are creatively designed and rigorously executed".
Dan has played extensively for PBS, particularly as cellist for many of their featured documentaries, such as "The Great Depression," and Ric Burns' "The Way West", "Andy Warhol", and "The History of New York." At present, Dan can be heard on the top-rated BBC America series, "Copper", on which he plays extensively.
His solo credits include the Radio France Festival, The Gulbenkian Festival(Lisbon), "Festival Presences "(Paris), the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and WQXR, as well as featured solos on record for works of Iannis Xenakis (Mode and Vanderberg labels) and on RCA for the renowned Irish ensemble Cherish The Ladies and on Sony for solos on the soundtrack for the Documentary "Andy Warhol". Other credits include onstage cellist in James Joyce's "The Dead" on Broadway, Orchestra of St. Luke's, NYC Opera, the American Ballet Theater, Philomusica, Brooklyn Philharmonic and the Sirius Quartet, and principal positions for the STX Ensemble, Strathmere Chamber Orchestra, Connecticut Grand Opera, the SEM Ensemble and the Crosstown Ensemble. His compositions have been performed by The Absolute Ensemble, The Absolute Chamber Players, Composer's Concordance, Mountain Stage, the ISC, The West Virginia Symphony, NY Mandolin Orchestra, and theNorth/South Consonance.
Dan has conducted the New York Bach Ensemble, James Joyce's "The Dead" on Broadway, the ISC Ensemble, the Ethos Ensemble, the Composers Concordance Ensemble, the Absolute Chamber Players on the Kostabi Series, and The Sound Liberation Ensemble. His television appearances include features with the rock group Third Eye Blind and appearances on Saturday Night Live and the Rosie O'Donnell Show. He has recorded extensively for Windham-Hill, Shanachie, RCA and Mode record labels.
Mr Barrett has taught at the Outreach Academy in Schwaz, Austria; at New York University; at The Norwalk Youth Symphony (Norwalk, Connecticut) and at the Chamber Music Institute for Young Musicians, in Stamford, Connecticut, since 2002.