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Daniel de Borah - Piano

Daniel De Borah

Pianist Daniel de Borah has emerged in recent years as one of Australia’s foremost musicians, consistently praised for the grace, finesse and imaginative intelligence of his performances. His busy and wide-ranging performance schedule finds him equally at home as concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician.
Since his prize-winning appearances at the 2004 Sydney International Piano Competition, Daniel has given recitals on four continents and toured extensively throughout the United Kingdom and Australia including return visits to London’s Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, St David’s Cardiff, the Sydney Opera House and the Melbourne Recital Centre.
As a concerto soloist he has appeared in the UK with such orchestras as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra and the London Mozart Players, and in Australia with the Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria.
Daniel’s perceptive and sympathetic musicianship finds a natural home on the chamber music platform where he has partnered many leading soloists and ensembles including cellists Li-Wei Qin, Nicolas Altstaedt and Julian Smiles, violinists Dale Barltrop, Bella Hristova, Eoin Andersen and Kristian Winther, violist Rivka Golani, flutists Michael Cox and Denis Bouriakov, oboist Thomas Indermühle, tenor Andrew Goodwin, the Australian String Quartet and the New Zealand String Quartet. His festival appearances include the Huntington Estate Music Festival, Musica Viva Festival in Sydney, Canberra International Music Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville.
In 2015 Daniel joined the Australia Piano Quartet, ensemble-in-residence at the University of Technology, Sydney. APQ performances in 2015 include a five-concert series at the Utzon Room of the Sydney Opera House, a seven-project collaborative series at UTS and a tour to France and the UK including the quartet’s London debut at the Barbican Centre.
During his studies Daniel won numerous awards including 3rd Prizes at the 2004 Sydney International Piano Competition, the 2001 Tbilisi International Piano Competition and the 2000 Arthur Rubinstein in Memoriam Competition in Poland. In 2005 he was selected for representation by the Young Classical Artists Trust, London. Daniel is also a past winner of the Australian National Piano Award and the Royal Overseas League Competition Piano Award in London.
Born in Melbourne in 1981, Daniel studied at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Music, London. His teachers have included Zsuzsa Eszto, Mira Jevtic, Nina Seryogina, Tatyana Sarkissova and Alexander Satz. Daniel currently serves on the piano faculty of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University.

photo credit: Darren James


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