Daniel Blumenthal


Daniel Blumenthal commands a career that speaks for itself. From prize-winning performances at the Queen Elizabeth of Belgium Competition, the Geneva International Piano Competition, the Busoni International Competition, the Leeds and Sydney International Piano Competitions, Daniel Blumenthal continues an illustrious history of acclaimed performances on five continents and award winning recordings.

In Europe, Daniel Blumenthal performs concerti with such distinguished orchestras as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Orchestra, the Dutch Radio Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Flanders Philharmonic, the National Orchestra of Belgium, and the Orchestra du Capitole in Toulouse. In addition to his performances as soloist with orchestra, Mr. Blumenthal has been presented by the Chopin Society in Paris, and has performed numerous recitals in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and the Teatro della Pergola in Florence. Mr. Blumenthal has performed in all of the major concert halls in London, including three highly acclaimed recitals at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

U.S. concerto performances have included appearances with the Atlanta, Dallas, North Carolina, Boise, Maryland, Flint and Utah Symphonies, as well as a televised performance as soloist with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. Carnegie Hall has presented Mr. Blumenthal on three occasions. Other American recital credits include Tanglewood, Yale University, The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., the Today’s Artists Series in San Francisco, the Frick Collection and Bargemusic in New York, Community Concert Tours, and a performance at Lincoln Center supported by a grant from the Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music.

In 1993 Mr. Blumenthal made his Latin American debut in three recitals at the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato, Mexico. He returned to Mexico in 1995 for his debut with the National Orchestra of Mexico in Bartok’s 2nd Piano Concerto. He made his Swedish debut in June of 1996 in an opening night gala recital of the Kils Piano Festival, followed by a performance of the Schumann Concerto for the Swedish Early Summer Music Days in Karlstadt.

Mr. Blumenthal’s career extends to Australia and Southeast Asia, where he has performed three lengthy tours. In addition to numerous solo recitals and chamber music performances, he appeared as soloist with the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra and was Performer-in-Residence at the University of Adelaide for two seasons.

Daniel Blumenthal enjoys an active career performing joint recitals. He collaborates with such renowned artists as violinists Janine Jansen, Peter Zazofsky and Pierre Amoyal, Barry Tuckwell, bass-baritone Jose Van Dam, tenor John Aler, contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux, and soprano Dinah Bryant, and the Orlando, Enesco, and Colorado String Quartets. Mr. Blumenthal is a member of the Spectrum Concerts Berlin with whom he performs regularly in Berlin and on tour in the United States.

After being graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan, Mr. Blumenthal went on the earn his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the Juilliard School. He is a Professor of piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Brussels. He is a regular member of the juries of the Paris Conservatory and was a member of the Jury of the 1995 Queen Elizabeth Competition. With an impressive discography of more than sixty solo and chamber music releases, Mr. Blumenthal can be heard on EMI, Calliope, Autographe, Etcetera, ADDA, Reader’s Digest, Cybelia, Phonic, Marco Polo, Naxos, Fuga Libera, Cypres, Naïve, and Rene Gailly.