A musician and interdisciplinary artist of diverse interests, Daniel Schreiner is continuing to fashion an eclectic career marked by experimentation and radical discovery. As a piano soloist, Daniel has performed in New York, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., North Carolina, France, and Italy, specializing in 20th-century repertoire. As a dedicated chamber musician, Daniel has worked with the Mannes American Composers Ensemble, Balance Campaign, BlackBox Ensemble, NewMusicMannes, and the Berkshire Symphony, as well as ensembles at nief-norf Summer Music Festival, soundSCAPE Festival, l’Acadamie Internationale d’Été de Nice, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and Eastern Music Festival. He is a founding member of KnoxTrio, a newly-formed flute, cello, and piano trio dedicated to presenting immersive programs of experimental contemporary repertoire, whose successful first season commissioned three world premieres by living composers responding to the environment and climate change.
Daniel graduated in 2017 from Mannes College of Music with a Master of Music in piano performance, studying under Dr. Thomas Sauer. His graduation recital, which featured works by J.S. Bach, Schubert, Chopin, Prokofiev, and Tristan Murail, won the Steinway Award for exceptional performance. While at his undergraduate studies at Williams College, Daniel won the 2012 Berkshire Symphony Concerto Competition and received Highest Honors for his performance thesis-recital, which focused on the influence of Claude Debussy.
Having also majored in Studio Art while attending Williams College, Daniel is interested in integrating two-dimensional visual art, sound art, and performance art with the musical realm. This past summer, his experimental sound art installations have been featured in exhibitions in Sardinia, Italy; Berlin, Germany; and Yonkers, NY. He lives and freelances in Brooklyn, NY, USA, giving frequent recitals and developing projects centered around alternative ways of cultivating and empowering communities.
Photography by Marc Hall