Biography

Daan Boertien is a Dutch concert pianist with a special interest for song accompaniment. He regularly gives concerts with different singers in the Netherlands and abroad.
At the age of ten, Daan Boertien was accepted at the Young Musician’s Academy of the Conservatory in Tilburg, where he had lessons with Jelena Bazova. After that, he continued his studies with David Kuyken at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where he both got his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree. At this moment, Daan studies Liedgestaltung at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, with the German Lied specialist Burkhard Kehring.

In 2010, Daan won a prize at the Princess Christinaconcours and in 2011 he received an Honorary Award for Outstanding Musicianship at the Peter de Grote Festival in Groningen. In 2016 he received the Kunst aan de Dijk Prijs voor Jong Talent. In 2017, Daan received a grant from the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds to pursue his studies in Hamburg.
The Young pianist already gave concerts in Belgium, France, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Tunisia, Switzerland and Canada. In the Netherlands he played in Het Concertgebouw, TivoliVredenburg, Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ and Muziekgebouw Eindhoven. Furthermore, he is a regular guest in programs of NPO Radio 4. The last few years, Daan worked together with singers like Maarten Koningsberger, Maria Riccarda Wesseling, Marc Pantus and André Morsch.
Together with baritone Raoul Steffani, Daan Boertien is in the finals of Dutch Classical Talent 17|18. In the spring of 2018 they will give Lied recitals in the most renowned concert halls of the Netherlands, like TivoliVredenburg, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven and Het Concertgebouw. The finals of Dutch Classical Talent will be on the 20th of April in TivoliVredenburg.

Daan followed masterclasses for piano solo with amongst others Enrico Pace, Leslie Howard and Naum Grubert. For Lied interpretation he received important impulses from Roger Vignoles, Julius Drake, Graham Johnson, Wolfram Rieger, Thomas Hampson, Margreet Honig, Christianne Stotijn, Anne Sofie van Otter and Brigitte Fassbaender.