Daniel Vaiman, piano
Daniel Vaiman was born in 1978 in Riga, Latvia. His early piano studies began at the age of 4 in the Darzinya Special Music School in Riga. After his family moved to Moscow, he got accepted to study the piano at the world renowned Gnessin Special Music School at the age of 6. Later in his life, in 1989, his family immigrated to Israel where he continued his piano studies and in 1994 he received a full scholarship to attend the Purcell School of Music in England where he moved the same year.
After finishing his school studies at the Purcell School of Music, Daniel was a full scholar at the Royal Academy of Music in London from 1996 – 2000 where he received his Bachelor Degree.
He continued his postgraduate studies in Karlsruhe Musikhochschule during 2001-2003 with Prof. Kalle Randalu. Upon successful Postgraduate degree with honours, Daniel moved to Switzerland to continue his studies and to do the Master Degree at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Switzerland with Prof. Homero Francesch, where he received his Master degree with honours in 2006.
Mr Vaiman is a top-prize winner of the Junior Gina Bachauer Piano Competition in Salt Lake City (USA), Newport Piano Competition (UK), International Piano Competition in Pontoise (France), “Ennio Porrino” Piano Competition (Italy) as well as other prizes from the institutions in which he was studying.
He performed at the Rheingau Music Festival in Germany; Gubbio Music Festival in Italy; Gent Chopin Festival in Belgium; Festival in Moulin d’Andé, France; Cliburn Music Institute Master-Classes in Texas and Summit Music Festival in New York, both in the USA; Niagara International Festival in Canada; Chopin Festival in Antonin, Poland; Auvers-sur-Oise Festival in France and in Yokohama music series in Japan
Daniel participated in a concert in the presence of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at St James’s Palace.
Numerous recitals given by Daniel were broadcasted live on the radio in Israel, Estonia, South Korea as well as other countries. He performed as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, The BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Camerata Zurich Orchestra, Moravian Symphony Orchestra and others. He performed at a charity concert for supporting the Great East Japan Earthquake at Mozarthaus, Vienna.
CD ‘Daniel Vaiman Plays Liszt, Ravel, Prokofiev’ was released in 2005. Besides playing concerts and recordings, Daniel has started teaching a piano class at the Musikschule der Stadt Zug in 2009.