David A. Jaffe received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition from Stanford University and has taught at Princeton University, the University of California San Diego and Melbourne University.
His works have been presented by the San Francisco Symphony, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Russian National Orchestra, and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and in twenty-eight countries, including at the Berlin Festival, the American Festival in London, the Venice Biennale, and the Warsaw Autumn Festival.
He has received commissions from the Kronos Quartet, Chanticleer (as N.E.A. Composer in Residence), Cello Octet Amsterdam, the Lafayette String Quartet, and many others. Recently, he has been collaborating with Macarthur “genius” artist Trimpin on site-specific works combining robototic and live instruments. Please visit jaffe.com for more information.
David was commissioned by ACM for Open House Chicago in 2018.