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This profile was last updated on 3/25/09  and contains information from public web pages.
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Morpheus Trio Welcome
  • Founding Member
    Ravel Trio Group Bio

Education

  • Bachelor of Music degree , magna cum laude
    Loma Linda University
  • Master of Music
    Peabody Conservatory of Music
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Web References
Daniel Lau - ...
www.baltimoreconcertopera.com, 25 Mar 2009 [cached]
Daniel Lau - Pianist Pianist Daniel Lau has received enthusiastic press notices for both his solo and chamber performances. As a soloist, Dr. Lau has appeared in recitals and with orchestras throughout North America and Europe. The Washington Post praised his "exemplary artistry", the Baltimore Sun noted "Lau's beautifully shaded playing", and the Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA) lauded his "flair, great technical proficiency and expressiveness". He is in constant demand by singers and instrumentalists and balances a heavy teaching schedule with an extensive performing career.
In addition to the traditional classical repertoire, Dr. Lau is committed to the performance of living composers. He has premiered many solo and chamber music works, and most recently received a Peabody Development Grant to record the pianoworks of ASCAP award-winning composer Dr. Daniel Crozier. He also has a special interest in Asian American and African American composers. He is a founding member of the Ravel Trio and the Morpheus Trio. [ read more ]
Acclaimed performers mezzo soprano Kyle ...
www.morpheustrio.com, 3 Sept 2004 [cached]
Acclaimed performers mezzo soprano Kyle Engler, hornist Larry Williams, and pianist Daniel Lau joined forces in 1998 to explore the treasured music for voice, piano and French horn by Schubert, Strauss, and Donizetti and to expand this repertoire to include works by modern day masters.
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Pianist Daniel Lau has received enthusiastic press notices for both his solo and chamber performances.As a soloist, Dr. Lau has appeared in recitals and with orchestras throughout the United States and Europe.The Washington Post praised his "exemplary" musicianship; Baltimore Sun noted "Lau's beautifully shaded playing;" the Redlands Daily Facts (Redlands, CA) called Lau "a pianist with confidence and decided ability;" and the Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA) noted his "flair, great technical proficiency and expressiveness."He is in constant demand by singers and instrumentalists and balances a heavy teaching schedule with an extensive performing career.
In addition to the traditional classical repertoire, Dr. Lau is committed to the performance of living composers.He has premiered a number of solo and chamber music works, and most recently received a Peabody Development Grant to record the piano works of ASCAP award-winning composer Dr. Daniel Crozier.He also has a special interest in Asian American and African American composers.He is a founding member of the Morpheus Trio and the Ravel Trio.Recent appearances include a performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Oakville Chamber Orchestra, an appearance on the Morristown Unitarian Saturday Evening Concert Series, a recital with Kyle Engler on the Crown Recital Series, a tour of Switzerland with the Ravel, and a performance with bass-baritone Robert Cantrell at Brenau University.Upcoming performances this season will take Lau to Switzerland and the Czech Republic.
He performs frequently with the Baltimore Opera Outreach Program and is touring with soprano Sabrina Coleman Clark in a show devoted to singing legend Marian Anderson.Additionally, he is on the PennPat roster as part of the contemporary dance and chamber music collaboration "Unsilenced Voices."
Dr. Lau began his musical training as a violinist and subsequently added piano lessons.He won numerous competitions on both instruments in his home state of California before deciding to major in piano upon entering college.As a violinist, he won the position of concertmaster of the Loma Linda University Symphony Orchestra, was a founding member of the Loma Linda University String Quartet, and won the university's concerto competition as a junior.
Dr. Lau received his Bachelor of Music degree from Loma Linda University, magna cum laude, where he won the coveted Dean's Award.He received Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music while becoming a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda honorary society.He has studied with Lillian Freundlich, Anita Norskov Olsen, Samuel Sanders, and Jerome Lowenthal.He has taught at Columbia Union College and is now an artist teacher at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music.
Daniel Lau, Piano
www.loudounsymphony.org, 1 April 1997 [cached]
Daniel Lau, Piano
Daniel Lau performed the Rhapsody in Blue with the Loudoun Symphony on October 17 and 18, 1998.
Praised by the Washington Post for displaying "exemplary" musicianship, pianist Daniel Lau has received equally enthusiastic press notices for both his solo and chamber performances.As a soloist, Dr. Lau has appeared on numerous concert series with orchestras, and at international festivals.This pat May, the Baltimore Sun praised Lau for giving a "remarkably accomplished" performance of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.The Redlands Daily Facts called Lau "a pianist with confidence and decided ability."As a collaborator, "Mr.Daniel Lau was superb and demonstrated great versatility," stated Buzz-N 'Round Baltimore (April, 1997).
In addition to the traditional classical repertoire, Dr. Lau is a proponent of works by American composers of color.With special interests in Asian American composers and the English songs of Haydn, he recently earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music.
In 1994, along with Kyle Engler and Larry Williams, Dr. Lau formed the Morpheus Trio, composed of the unusual instrumentation of mezzo-soprano, horn and piano.
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Also an avid lover of opera, Dr. Lau has conducted performances of The Old Maid and the Thief, Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Merry Widow, The True Story of Cinderella and The Magic Flute.Upcoming performances include an appearance with the Anne Arundal Community College Orchestra performing MacDowell's Piano Concerto no. 1, a series of collaborative concerts in Tennessee and Georgia, and a concert with the Morpheus Trio at Western Maryland College.
Now residing in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Lau received his Bachelor of Music degree from Loma Linda University where he won the coveted Dean's Award, and he received a Master's from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in 1990 while becoming a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda honorary society.He has studied with Lillian Freundlich, Anita Norskov Olsen, Samuel Sanders, and Jerome Lowenthal.Dr. Lau is on the music faculty of Columbia Union College and the McDonogh School.
Ravel Trio Bios for Print and to Cut and Paste
raveltrio.com, 3 Feb 2007 [cached]
Daniel Lau, Pianist
Pianist Daniel Lau has received enthusiastic press notices for both his solo and chamber performances.As a soloist, Dr. Lau has appeared in recitals and with orchestras throughout North America and Europe.The Washington Post praised his "exemplary artistry," the Baltimore Sun noted "Lau's beautifully shaded playing," and the Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA) lauded his "flair, great technical proficiency and expressiveness."He is in constant demand by singers and instrumentalists and balances a heavy teaching schedule with an extensive performing career.
In addition to the traditional classical repertoire, Dr. Lau is committed to the performance of living composers.He has premiered many solo and chamber music works, and most recently received a Peabody Development Grant to record the piano works of ASCAP award-winning composer Dr. Daniel Crozier.He also has a special interest in Asian American and African American composers.He is a founding member of the Ravel Trio and the Morpheus Trio.
Dr. Lau began his musical training as a violinist and subsequently added piano lessons.He won numerous competitions on both instruments in his home state of California before deciding to major in piano upon entering college.An avid lover of opera, Dr. Lau has conducted performances of "The Old Maid and the Thief," "Manon," "Amahl and the Night Visitors," "The Merry Widow," "The True Story of Cinderella," "Carmen," and "The Magic Flute."
Dr. Lau received a Bachelor of Music degree from Loma Linda University, magna cum laude, where he won the coveted Dean's Award.He received Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music while becoming a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda honorary society.
He has studied with Lillian Freundlich, Anita Norskov Olsen, Samuel Sanders, and Jerome Lowenthal.Formerly on the faculty of Columbia Union College, he is now an artist teacher at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music.
[Behind the Bio]
Daniel is a big sports fan- he plays golf, volleyball, and bikes.
Pennsylvania Academy of Music
www.pamusacad.org, 6 Oct 2006 [cached]
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