Daniel Le


Doctoral Performance in Manhattan

As a Doctoral Candidate of Musical Arts, I am pursuing and completing my studies here in NYC. My studies offer very flexible and wide-ranged performance opportunities and pedagogy-influenced work.

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As an Australian pianist, I have been working to complete studies of the post-graduate level which go hand-in-hand with creating performance opportunities and skills.

Having graduated from the Master’s Degree with the Harold Bauer Award as most outstanding pianist, I plan to finish my Doctoral Performance studies maintaining a large and diverse portfolio of performances and projects.

During the time of Covid-19, the world saw a large halt for most industries, including the arts.

This project will really solidify what may move forward in terms of performances and connecting Australia to the rest of the world in the arts scene.

The Doctor of Music thesis topic is based on research of technology-based learning and live performance. This is a field which was first established at the Manhattan School of Music in 1993 with the inception of the internet.

Australia is a remote country in terms of its geographical landscape. The future is thus one which connects even more our arts scene to the map and landscapes of the world.

This project and its completion is a stepping stone into a global community – connecting large arts hubs into an online network which is accessible for anyone, anywhere.

Donations will be used to support my studies, living expenses and remaining tuition fees. A budget has been created with a timeline of expenses. It is extremely accurate for the project is currently underway.


Daniel Le



Live Projects


“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.


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