"His dedication and passion for the piano were evident in each note that he played" (The Diamondback).
"Conjunction and virtuosism" (La Voz de Galicia).
Daniel Pereira received a Special Prize in Piano performance in his native Spain, where he began his music studies. He holds a Master of Music Degree from the University of Hartford in Connecticut, an Artist Diploma from the State University of New York, and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Maryland.
He is the recipient of numerous honors, including the prestigious Moses Haltzmark and Hartt Alumni Awards and the Evelyn B. Storrs Scholarship which he received on two separate occasions. His doctoral thesis consisted of two live recordings (90 pieces in all), of the complete preludes of Alexander Scriabin. His Scriabin CD will be released by Odradek Records in February 2020. D. Pereira was invited to lecture on Scriabin and give recitals of his music in the United States, Brazil and Spain.
D. Pereira combines pedagogical activities with recitals and concerts. He has conducted extensive research on pianists of the past, old and new recordings, and schools of piano playing, at the revered International Piano Archives at the University of Maryland. That experience, he observed, greatly enriched him as a musician and pedagogue. In addition to Scriabin, he has lectured on a diverse array of topics in music theory and performance in North and South America and in Europe and has performed in cultural capitals like New York, as well as other major cities. He has given Master Classes at the Turtle Bay Music School in New York, and at IKFEM in Galicia, Spain.
In 2016, Why We Can’t Always Play Walzes, a book he co-authored with oboist Humbert Lucarelli, was published by Carl Fischer Music, New York, and in the same year, Clavier Companion published his article entitled “Cortos: The Prologue” appearing in its Jan./Feb. issue. He is presently co-editor of the Project Notes of a Composer, sponsored by the Universidade Estadual de Minas Gerais in Brazil.
D. Pereira has, upon invitation, participated in piano festivals and taught master classes in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Brazil and the United States. He founded the Piano Friends Society of Galicia (in Spain) and was the Artistic Director of the International Piano Festivals Conde de Gondomar, in Spain, from 2000 through 2006, where he also lectured and performed. He has also been the Co-director of the Vianden International Music Festival in Luxembourg. Over the years. he has appeared on television and was heard on the radio the United States, Brazil and Spain.
D. Pereira resided in the United States for 14 years where he studied, worked and performed. He subsequently took up residence in London, U.K. where he was a Master Instructor at the West Kensington Music Team and teacher at Dynamic Piano lessons. More recently, he has been a member of the jury at the Concurso Permanente de Juventudes Musicales de España. He served as piano accompanist at the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático of Málaga and at the Real Conservatorio de Danza Mariemma in Madrid. D. Pereira and his four-hand piano partner were selected to be included in the 2019 edition of the AECID Music Catalogue.
I was mesmerized by the depth and rapport of his interpretation of the music of Scriabin.
New York University
Daniel inspired me for his expressive interpretation and the beauty of his sound. His commitment with the music is amazing.
Silk Road Ensemble
Pereira impressed me for his unique musicality and rare personality, and for the originality of his
interpretations, always being faithful
to the composer.
State University of New York
His many hours researching at IPAM
clearly affect his performances, converting
him in a master of the craft.
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.
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.