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
"exemplary artistry," the Baltimore Sun
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.