Australian pianist Daniel de Borah (formerly Hill) was a major prize winner at the 2004 Sydney International Piano Competition and has since appeared as soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra, the London Mozart Players and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Barbican and Cadogan Halls, London. He has given recitals at major venues and festivals throughout the United Kingdom including return visits to Wigmore Hall, London’s Southbank Centre, Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), St David’s Cardiff, the Brighton and Newbury Festivals.

Daniel has also appeared widely in Australia, Russia and Europe with the Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria, the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra and Jena Philharmonic amongst others. He has partnered many leading soloists and ensembles including Li-Wei Qin (cello), Rivka Golani (viola), Kristian Winther (violin), the Australian String Quartet, the New Zealand String Quartet, Thomas Indermühle (oboe), Michael Cox and Denis Bouriakov (flute) and Andrew Goodwin (tenor), appearing at the Wigmore Hall, Oxford Lieder Festival, Canberra International Music Festival, Huntington Estate Music Festival and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville.

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 now divides his time between Melbourne and London.

For a full picture of his work in Australia and the rest of the world, please go to Daniel de Borah’s website.

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