“Daniel is a deeply thoughtful, intelligent and considered artist who always brings stylistic flair, sensitivity and integrity to all that he performs.” (Murray McLachlan, Royal Northern College of Music)
Daniel started his piano studies at the age of three, and at the age of 11 was awarded a music scholarship to Melbourne Grammar School. In 2007, he joined the Australian National Academy of Music Young Academy Program studying with Rita Reichman. Daniel has been a soloist with many local orchestras including the Zelman, Maroondah and Preston Symphony. Currently, Daniel studies with Professor Thomas Hecht at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. In 2013, he won 3rd prize at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Concerto Competition and was awarded the Best Accompanist Prize. In the 2014 Kerikeri International Piano Competition he was given the Encouragement Award. Recently, he won 2nd Place in the 2014 Australian National Piano Award, including prizes for the Best Performance of works by Chopin and Bach.
Daniel’s former teachers include Rita Reichman and Stephen McIntyre, and has performed for renowned teachers and artists such as Stephen Hough, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Mikhail Rudy, Christopher Elton, Ann Schein, and Melvyn Tan.