Daniel Hart

Award: Harrison Award

Year: 2018

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Piano

Location: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Born in Havana, Cuba, Daniel started playing the piano at the Conservatorio Alejandro Garcia Caturla (Cuba) at the age of 7. His education then continued at the Conservatorio Amadeo Roldan (Cuba) and the Escola Professional de Musica de Espinho (Portugal).
He has participated in more than 15 international piano competitions winning always first and second prizes. To mention some of them: 1st prize in the 4th edition of the Concurso Iberoamericano de Piano, Cuba; 2nd prize in the 1st edition of the Concurso Internacional de Piano de Maracaibo, Venezuela; 2nd prize in the 19st edition of the Ibiza International Piano Competition, Spain; 1st prize in the “Maria Clara Cullell” International Piano Competition, Costa Rica; Second prize in the “Santa Cecilia” International Piano Competition, Portugal; and 1st prize in the “Jovens Musicos” Piano Competition, Portugal.
Daniel had his orchestra debut at the age of 13, performing Kabalevsky Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Cuban Symphonic Orchestra. Since then he has frequently performed with different orchestras in Cuba and Portugal. Also had the chance to play the most prestigious Concert Hall in Portugal, “Gulbenkian Foundation”, where he played Beethoven’s Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) with the Gulbenkian Orchestra as a reward of the 1st prize he obtained in the “Jovens Musicos” Piano Competition. 
He graduated from the Escola Professional de Musica de Espinho (Portugal) in 2014 with the maximum grade and was invited to perform with the “Orquestra Classica de Espinho” as a reward. In 2013, he was also invited by the world renowned professor Solomon Mikowsky, professor at the Manhattan School of Music, to perform in the Piano Festival he annually organizes in Havana. 
Today, Daniel is in his fourth and final year of the Bachelor of Music Performance course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in the class of Aaron Shorr and Petras Geniusas.
He is kindly supported by Help Musicians UK.