Daniel Linder is a pianist and teaching artist based in Tucson, AZ. He has performed solo and collaborative recitals to high acclaim in venues across the United States and in France and Denmark, and recordings of his performances have aired on KUAT Classical Radio in Tucson. Recent accolades include the 2018 Fresno Musical Club Susan Torres Award (first prize), and prizes in the 2017 James Ramos International Video Competition, the 2015 Seattle International Piano Competition, the 2014 Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, and the 2014 Lois Trester Piano Competition at the University of Arizona. In Fall 2018, Dr. Linder joined the faculty of the University of Arizona’s Fred Fox School of Music as Assistant Professor of Piano, where he teaches applied lessons in piano and a seminar in piano literature. He has presented lectures on piano pedagogy and music teaching and learning at state and national conferences of the Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA), and his article, A Multisensory Approach to Memorization was named 2018 ‘Article of the Year’ by CAPMT Connect, the e-Journal of the California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT). Equally dedicated to traditional repertoire and 20th- and 21st-century works, his programs pairing contemporary repertoire with the standard canon have been well-received in recitals and competitions. Recent projects include a lecture-recital on Maurice Ohana's mature style and performance of the complete Six Études d'Interprétation, which won the 2018 award for research in the humanities at the University of Southern California Graduate Research Symposium. Current projects include a recording of solo piano works by American composer Daniel Asia, scheduled to be released on Summit Records in early 2020. Dr. Linder was named Class of 2018 Outstanding Graduate by the Keyboard Studies Department of USC’s Thornton School of Music. Before moving to Los Angeles to complete his D.M.A. in piano performance, he earned a M.M in piano performance from the University of Arizona and a B.M. in piano performance and a B.A. in history from Northwestern University. His principal teachers are Bernadene Blaha, Dr. John Milbauer, Alan Chow, and Dr. Rose Chancler. Daniel grew up in the Adirondacks of northeastern New York.
Distance Learning Available Yes
Education DMA, piano performance - University of Southern California MM, piano performance - University of Arizona BM, piano performance - Northwestern University
Awards Outstanding DMA graduate, University of Southern California Keyboard Studies Department (2018) 1st Prize: Susan Torres Award for Pianists, Fresno Musical Club 2018 Competition
Associations Music Teacher's National Association (MTNA) California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT) Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Music Development Program
Genres & Ages Taught I teach students of all ages, including children and adults. I specialize in Classical repertoire but am able to teach all genres.