Danny Elfman Classical Commissions


"Eleven Eleven," Danny Elfman’s first violin concerto, received its world premiere performance, performed by violinist Sandy Cameron, in Prague in 2017 to critical acclaim, and has been performed by orchestras worldwide. SONY recorded the concerto with Cameron and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra; the recording was released in 2019 and paired with an Elfman piano quartet composition commissioned by the Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet.

Works in progress:
In January 2022, the San Francisco Symphony, conducted by Michael Tilson-Thomas, will present the world premiere of Danny Elfman’s cello concerto, composed for Gautier Capuçon.

In March 2022, the London Philharmonic will perform the world premiere of Danny Elfman’s first percussion concerto, composed for Colin Currie.

Danny Elfman (biography)
Elfman’s violin concerto is dramatic, lyrical, highly rhythmic, percussive (especially given its unusual cadenza-like back and forth between the violin and percussion), thoughtful and playful. The score is high adrenaline business, taking us on a musical roller coaster ride from the heights to the sudden-drop depth of emotions. - Review of Violin Concerto Performed by Sandy Cameron at Virginia Symphony, The Virginia Gazette
[Elfman's piano quartet] truly is delightful as well as challenging...an exhilarating ride with the heft and gravitas required of classical music, but with a pop sensibility and melody popping through. - Review of Piano Quartet Premiere at Lied Center, Lincoln Journal Star
LA Times: First he conquered Hollywood, now he’s crashing the classical concert hall
Review: Danny Elfman's ELEVEN ELEVEN on Sony Classical