My name is Daniel. I am fifteen years old and have been playing piano since the age of five. I perform at recitals, competitions, and in my school orchestra. I have also played piano at private events, local restaurants, nursing homes, and in Jim Brickman's Holiday Show. I have been a finalist in several competitions including Louisville's Got Talent for which I am currently a board member.
I enjoy playing bass and drums in my spare time. I have composed music for my school orchestra and love physics, math, and playing on my esports team.
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MTNA Senior Composition Competition
I achieved 2nd place in the state of Kentucky for my composition, Queen of Agnesi.
Virtual piano event benefiting AMPED
Sept. 2020, Dec. 2020, April 2021
This third of four piano events featured favorites from the 70s. I streamed on Facebook Live and YouTube. So far we raised $3300 for AMPED Louisville.
AMPED Dream Maker Awards
On June 6th, 2020 I performed virtually for the Dream Maker Awards. I played piano at the beginning of the program and was able to honor the AMPED class of 2020.
Wave 3 News Sounds of the Season
I recorded several Christmas songs for this holiday special. My music aired Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
KCD Cultural Fair
I played piano at the KCD Cultural Fair. This event displayed many cultures in an effort to promote cultural diversity.
Violins of Hope
I had the honor to perform "What a Wonderful World". Maestro J played a Violin of Hope -- a Holocaust related stringed instrument -- in this event. What a moving experience.
Kids Center Gala
I played piano at the Kids Center Gala in both the VIP section and during dinner.
School Orchestra Concert
The KCD orchestra played my arrangement of Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics!
MTNA Piano Competition
2016, 2018, 2019, 2020
I achieved 2nd place in 2016 and 2018, and 3rd in 2019 and 2020.
Kids Center Fundraising Event
May 2018 and May 2017
I played piano for the annual Kids Center fundraising event. All proceeds were donated to this charity. To learn more about this charity please click below.
Young Artist Competition for the Louisville Orchestra
For this competition I played Mozart Concerto no. 24 in C minor (1st movement).
Stephen Foster Music Camp
I have been attending Stephen Foster Music Camp for the past three years (for more information click "Goals" tab). This is my duet in 2017 with the head of the piano camp, Dr. Crosby.
Jim Brickman Comfort and Joy Tour
I played piano with Jim Brickman and American Idol winner Kris Allen at the Brown Theatre in Louisville, KY.
Hard Rock Cafe
March 2016 and Nov. 2015
For two years I played piano with Guitar Center's Rockshow program. My band got to perform at the Hard Rock Cafe.
Dec. 2015 to the Present
I have performed at many restaurants including Potbelly Sandwich Shop and Gustavo's Mexican Grill. In the past, the majority of my proceeds were donated to the Kentucky Humane Society. To learn more about this charity, please click below.