Genres: Classical, Pop
Hailed by the New York Concert Review as a “brilliant young pianist,” Australian pianist Daniel L. has enjoyed an international career spanning four continents.
After Daniel’s debut with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in 2015, he was immediately re-engaged for two consecutive seasons. In 2019, he made his debut with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, under conductor Benjamin Northey. Other performances have brought Daniel to venues including Lincoln Center in New York, Melbourne Recital Center, Queensland Performing Arts Theatre, Lyric Theatre in Australia and the Waseda University in Japan. Competition successes include prizes in the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition, Australian National Piano Award, and Kerikeri International Piano Competition. Recently he was the winner of the Manhattan School of Music concerto competition and performed Mozart’s E-flat major Concerto No.22 K.482 with the orchestra.
Daniel was one of 10 semi-finalists in the prestigious 2017 Naumburg International Piano Award and in 2018 was presented with the prestigious Harold Bauer Award as the most outstanding graduating pianist at the Manhattan School of Music.
Daniel is also an active chamber musician and recently won the Fuchs Chamber Music Competition with his duo. He has collaborated with members of the Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center. Festival appearances include Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival where he worked with renowned musicians from the Emerson, Brentano, Shanghai and Miro String Quartets.
Currently based in New York City, Daniel is pursuing his Doctor of Piano Performance degree at the Manhattan School of Music as the Ruby Fae Ellenger Overstreet Scholar. Primary teachers have included Andre-Michel Schub, Thomas Hecht, Melvin Chen, Stephen McIntyre, and Rita Reichman.