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Danny Villanueva is a freelance percussionist/drummer who performs and teaches in the Washington, D.C. area. He has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Annapolis Symphony, the Richmond Symphony, the Florida Orchestra, the 21st Century Consort, the New York Festival of Song, The Master Chorale of Washington, The Washington Chorus, and the Alexandria Symphony. Danny has had the privilege of working under some of the world's leading conductors including Mstislav Rostropovich, Christoph Eschenbach, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Stern, Roberto Minczuk, Iván Fischer, André Previn, Hugh Wolff, Lorin Maazel, JoAnn Falletta, and Hans Graf. Career highlights include performing in Carnegie Hall with the National Symphony Orchestra and performing with Stevie Wonder at the Library of Congress. With various groups and ensembles he has performed at the Kennedy Center, Disney Hall, Carnegie Hall, Blues Alley, Lincoln Center, Arena Stage, and Ford's Theatre. Internationally he has performed in Spain, Russia, Italy, and Korea with various ensembles. He has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, Ben Folds, John Mayer, The Civil Wars, Phillip Phillips, Quincy Jones, Yo Yo Ma, Smokey Robinson, Branford Marsalis, Morgan Freeman, and Dave Brubek.