Hailed by Arts Review for his “show stopping virtuoso piano rendering,” Australian pianist Daniel Tang Le has enjoyed an international career spanning four continents. Beginning his piano studies at the age of three, Daniel received a music scholarship to the Melbourne Grammar School at the age of eleven. By fourteen, he attended the Australian National Academy of Music Young Academy Program and gave his first live radio performances on the Australian Broadcasting Company and 3MBS. 

After Daniel’s debut with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in 2015, he was immediately re-engaged for two consecutive seasons. Other performances have brought Daniel to venues including Lincoln Center in New York, Melbourne Recital Center, Queensland Performing Arts Theatre, and Lyric Theatre in Australia, Waseda University in Japan, and Engadin Summer Piano Academy in Switzerland. Competition successes include prizes in the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition, Australian National Piano Award, and Kerikeri International Piano Competition.

Daniel has had the opportunity to work with such artists as Ann Schein, Bernd Goetzke, Boris Berman, Peter Frankl Christopher Elton, William Wolfram, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Jan Jiracek von Arnim, Mikhail Rudy, Martin Roscoe and Melvyn Tan.

Daniel is also an active chamber musician and has collaborated with members of the Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center. As a collaborative pianist, he spent multiple seasons at the Yale School of Music Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, including the 2006 Centennial Scholarship Award. He was also featured in multiple performances as a guest artist in the 2016 "Strictly Gershwin" season with conductor Gareth Valentine and the Queensland Ballet performing Rhapsody in Blue. 

Regarded by the New York Concert Review as a ‘brilliant young pianist’, Daniel continues his season with a return with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performing Rhapsody in Blue. Currently based in New York City, Daniel is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Manhattan School of Music, where he is the recipient of the Harold Bauer Award. Previously, he received his Bachelor’s degree from Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, where he was the two-time recipient of the Stephen Baxter Memorial Scholarship.

Recently, Daniel was one of 10 semi-finalists in the prestigious 2017 Naumburg International Piano Award.

 

 

 

Daniel Tang Le / Pianist 2019