Biography

Pianist Daan Boertien began his studies at the age of 10 at the Young Musicians Academy at the Fontys Conservatory in Tilburg, with Jelena Bazova. In 2010 he won the second prize at the Prinses Christina Concours. In 2011, he received an Honorary Award for outstanding Musicianship during the Peter de Grote Festival in Groningen. Between 2010 and 2015, Daan studied at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where he received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. Daan has performed as a soloist with various orchestras, including the Philips Symfonieorkest and the Royal Harmony Orchestra St. Cecilia. He has performed in several important concert halls, such as TivoliVredenburg, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ and het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Daan also played in festivals like the Grachtenfestival and on the main stage of the Uitmarkt in 2014. In February and March 2013 Daan traveled to Italy and Tunisia on a concert tour with Stefan de Wijs (saxophone) and in December 2014 he went on a tour in Switzerland with Lisa Wyss (saxophone). Together with soprano Kirila Kraal, Daan is participating in the 2015|2016 Udo Reinemann International Masterclasses in Brussels. He has also had the opportunity to play in masterclasses with amongst others Igor Roma, Jeff Cohen, Rudolf Jansen, Enrico Pace, Roger Vignoles, Julius Drake and Leslie Howard.