about daniel 

"His dedication and passion for the piano were evident in each note that he played" (The Diamondback).

"Conjunction and virtuosism" (La Voz de Galicia).

 

A native of Spain, where he began his musical studies and received the Special Prize in Piano Performance, Daniel Pereira González holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland, a Master of Music degree from the University of Hartford and an Artist Diploma from the State University of New York at Purchase. While at Hartford, I was awarded the prestigious Moses Haltzmark and Hartt Alumni awards. He is also a two-time recipient of the Evelyn B. Storrs Scholarship. His doctoral thesis consisted of the live recording, in two recitals, of the complete preludes (90) of Alexander Scriabin. Daniel will release a double cd with the preludes for Odradek Records in November 2019 and has offered a series of recitals and lectures on this subject in the U.S., Brazil and Spain. 

 

Daniel participated in piano festivals and master classes in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Brazil and the United States. Pereira founded the Piano Friends Society of Galicia, in Spain, and was the artistic director of the International Piano Festivals “Conde de Gondomar” held from 2000-2006 in Spain,  where he also participated as a performer and lecturer. He was also co-director of the “Vianden International Music Festival” in Luxembourg. He has appeared on television and radio shows in the Spain, Brazil and the U.S.

 

Daniel combines his pedagogical activities with a growing concert schedule, with performances in Maryland, New York City, Connecticut, Brazil and Spain, as well as with lectures on various music subjects. He has also been invited to lecture and give masterclasses at IKFEM in Galicia,  Spain and gives masterclasses at the Turtle Bay Music School in New York City. He has conducted extensive research on pianists of the past, old and new recordings, and schools of piano playing at the one-of-a-kind International Piano Archives at Maryland. He believes that this experience has greatly enriched him as a musician and pedagogue.

 

Daniel's first book, in co-authorship with oboist Humbert Lucarelli, was published in January 2016 by Carl Fischer Music New York, and Clavier Companion released his article "Cortot: The Pedagogue" in its Jan/Feb 2016 issue. He is also co-editor for the project "Notes of a Composer" sponsored by the Universidade Estadual de Minas Gerais in Brazil. 

 

Daniel lived in the United States during 14 years and also in London, United Kingdom, where he was a Master Instructor at the West Kensington Music Team and a teacher at Dynamic Piano Lessons. He has been part of the jury for the Concurso Permanente de Juventudes Musicales de España. He has been piano accompanist for the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático of Málaga and for the Real Conservatorio de Danza Mariemma of Madrid. Recently, Daniel and his four-hand piano partner have been selected to be part of the AECID Music Catalogue 2019. 

 

I was mesmerized by the depth and rapport of his interpretation of the music of Scriabin.

Humbert Lucarelli

New York University

Daniel inspired me for his expressive interpretation and the beauty of his sound. His commitment with the music is amazing.

Cristina Pato

Silk Road Ensemble

Harvard University 

Pereira impressed me for his unique musicality and rare personality, and for the originality of his

interpretations, always being faithful

to the composer.

Paul Ostrovsky

State University of New York  

His many hours researching at IPAM

clearly affect his performances, converting

him in a master of the craft.

Donald Manildi

International Piano Archives at Maryland 

Daniel connects with the audience by

capturing the character of each piece

and at the same time maintaining his

dazzling technical skills. 

Robert Oppelt 

National Symphony Orchestra 

Dr. Pereira is one of the most serious musicians and academics I have ever known. His technically solid, music and full of personality. 

Dr. Mikhail Volchok

University of Maryland

 

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