Pianist Daniel Lau has received enthusiastic press notices for both his solo and chamber performances.
The Washington Post
"exemplary artistry;" the Baltimore Sun
beautifully shaded playing;" the Intelligencer Journal
(Lancaster, PA) lauded his
"flair, great technical proficiency and expressiveness;" and La Liberté (Fribourg, Switzerland) cited "playful nuances, translucent phrasing, and miraculous sonorities."
has appeared in recitals and with orchestras throughout North America and Europe.
He collaborates frequently with singers internationally and is a sought-after chamber musician.
With a special interest in Asian American and African American composers, Lau
is committed to the performance of living composers.
has premiered many solo and chamber music works and can be heard on a number of recordings of works by contemporary living composers.
A versatile pianist, violinist and conductor, Daniel has served as Music Director for performances of Manon, Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Merry Widow, and The Magic Flute, among others.
Lau attended Loma Linda University, where he served as concertmaster of the orchestra and 1st violinist of the LLU String Quartet.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance - high honors, he
won the coveted Dean's Award.
He then attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music, becoming a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda honorary society while earning masters and doctoral degrees.
Dr. Lau is a dedicated educator of music and has given masterclasses and clinics throughout the United States.
He serves as Chair of the Maryland State Music Teachers Association Chamber Music Festival and Competition Coordinator for the American Liszt Society Liszt-Garrison International Piano Festival and Competition.
He has taught at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music, the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Washington Adventist University.
resides in Baltimore, MD with his wife, mezzo-soprano Kyle Engler, and young daughter, Channing.