is a chamber music organization based in Asheville, NC and Baltimore, MD, dedicated to performing the highest
quality chamber music in intimate venues and non-traditional spaces. We
are committed to breaking down barriers between performers and
audiences by setting up a more relaxed and informal atmosphere at
concerts and through informative talks about each composer's life before each piece is played.
Click on our new
Podcast page link above produced by Muphen Whitney.
Listen to her informative interviews about our upcoming
programs and archives of former shows.
Click on the link below to read a great article in the Baltimore Messenger from May of 2015:
AmiciMusic, meaning “music among friends,” was founded in Asheville, NC
in 2011 and performs regular chamber music concerts in both Asheville,
NC and Baltimore, MD. AmiciMusic seeks to break down barriers between
performers and audience through brief discussions of each composer on
their programs and by promoting a relaxed and informal atmosphere at
concerts in order to encourage new concert-goers to enjoy the energy of
the performances and the spirit of community and camaraderie.
AmiciMusic also offers educational outreach into the schools, including
continuing residencies and an original Assembly program written by Dr.
Weiser called “Beethoven Lives...” See our educational outreach page for
Meet Daniel Weiser, Founder and Director
Weiser, piano, has a Doctorate in Piano/Chamber Music from the Peabody
Conservatory, where he studied with Samuel Sanders and Robert MacDonald
and won the Richard Franko Goldman prize for outstanding contribution to
musical and education life. He has performed on many great stages,
including the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, the National Gallery
of Art in D.C., and on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago. He
has also concertized around the world, including Israel, Thailand,
Holland, and France and was the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador Abroad,
for which he performed on an eleven-country tour of the Middle East and
Asia. He has been on the music faculty of Dartmouth College and the
prestigious St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH.
Besides founding AmiciMusic, he co-founded and still serves as Artistic Director for Classicopia, a similar type of chamber music organization
based in New Hampshire. He was also a founding member of the Adirondack
Ensemble, which won a Chamber Music America award for inventive
programming and outreach. He has participated in the New Hampshire Music
Festival, Musicorda, and the Apple Hill Chamber Music Festival and has
been the Music Director of the Da Corneta Opera Ensemble, the Opera
North Young Artist program, and Opera New England. A phi beta kappa
graduate of Columbia University with a degree in American History, he
also spent a year at Harvard Law School and was a classmate of President
Obama. A native of Buffalo, NY, he currently lives in Baltimore, MD
with his wife, Dr. Kisha Weiser and their eleven-year old twin daughters,
Emma and Sophie.