Prize-winning pianist & Masters graduate Daniel studied with pianist Nigel Clayton at the Royal College of Music & conductor Sharon Shoa at the University of East Anglia, where he received distinction for his concerto performance of Shostakovich’s 2nd Piano Concerto, given at Norwich Cathedral in 2011. Whilst studying piano, accompaniment & composition as an undergraduate at the Colchester Institute Centre for Music & Performing Arts, Daniel performed in masterclasses for Alexander Ardakov, Piers Lane & Victor Sangiorgio, subsequently being awarded both the Canon Jack Award for solo piano & the Colchester Institute Concerto Prize for his performance of John Ireland’s Piano Concerto. After graduating, Daniel held the position of resident accompanist at the Colchester Institute for 11 years where he accompanied masterclasses & performances given by visiting artists, ensembles & educators from leading music conservatoires & London’s West-End productions. Alongside professional engagements throughout the East of England & a thriving teaching practice based in Woodbridge (Suffolk), Daniel now collaborates with Aldeburgh Music & Aldeburgh Young Musicians as an active musician for audition panels & educational outreach programmes.
A regular recitalist in the East of England, Daniel has also performed with soloists & ensembles across the UK; a venture in which he has explored interests in the chamber repertoire of 19th Century Romantic & 20th Century British composers. Daniel has worked closely for a number of years with the members of the Scintillo String Quartet & Kingfisher Ensemble as pianist & duo partner. His solo repertoire regularly explores the ‘Great’ piano composers, performing works by Beethoven, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Schumann & Debussy. Alongside this, Daniel also has passion for the performance & study of the early 20th Century British composer John Ireland, having explored the hidden treasures found within his Piano Concerto as part of his Masters thesis. Other engagements have also included concerto performances with the Southend Symphony & UEA Symphony Orchestras. As a theatre musician in demand across East Anglia, Daniel maintains a close link with his home town of Colchester (Essex), performing regularly with productions held at the Mercury Theatre. Other performances have included intimate cabarets at popular London venues including the Battersea Barge & St. James Studio.
Based in Woodbridge (Suffolk), Daniel has established a reputation for having a fresh and enthusiastic approach to his piano teaching and coaching practices across Suffolk and Essex. He has held positions teaching advanced piano students and coaching throughout Suffolk and Essex and currently holds post with:
Alongside these posts he has also established a thriving private practice teaching a number of gifted students of mixed abilities (and ages) studying across the ABRSM graded and diploma syllabuses.