Palo Alto, CA
Daniel Leeson is a 30-year veteran of the IBM Corporation, a professional performing musician for much of his life, one of the editors of the Neue Mozart Ausgabe 120 volumes of Mozart’ss music, and, following retirement from his business career, a teacher of college-level mathematics.
A former officer of the Mozart Society of America, he is also an award winning writer of nonfiction, the author of more than 100 technical articles, the co-author or co-editor of five books, and a published fiction writer.
What did the Fellowship or Laureate mean to you at the time you received it?
I was proud to have been selected by the Fellowship committee, and I include that honor in my curriculum vitae.
What do you do now? Has your art evolved or changed?
I?m retired, although I still write - several books, some fiction, other non fiction. I?ve also written concert reviews for San Francisco Classical Voice. To see (or order) my books, go to: http://www.leesonbooks.com/
What is one piece of advice you would give to an emerging artist?
Don't give up when your early stuff doesn't make it.
Briefly, how would you describe the state of the arts locally, as well as national and beyond?
Provides for an exceptional environment.