Daniel Le


3 December 1992


Second Prize: Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition (Australia)
Second Prize: Australian National Piano Award (Australia)
Encouragement Award: Kerikeri International Piano Competition (New Zealand)
Third Prize: Yong Siew Toh Concerto Competition (Singapore)

Daniel Le started to play the piano at the age of three, and at the age of 11 was awarded a music scholarship to the Melbourne Grammar School. He then attended the Australian National Academy of Music, Young Academy Program. In 2015, Daniel attended the Bowdoin International Music Festival and was awarded a scholarship to the Engadin Piano Summer Academy in Switzerland. He currently studies with Professor Thomas Hecht at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore, where he is on a full scholarship. His former teachers include Rita Reichman and Stephen McIntyre and he has worked with Stephen Hough, Erik Tawaststjerna and Julian Martin. Daniel will continue his studies with Andre-Michel Schub at the Manhattan School of Music.

In Australia, he has performed with the Pro-Musica Chamber Orchestra, Zelman Symphony Orchestra, Maroondah Symphony, Preston Symphony and Melbourne Grammar School Symphony Orchestra. Daniel debuted with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in 2015 and will feature with the orchestra twice in 2016.


2016 Competition Repertoire

Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

Michael Kieran Harvey: Toccata DNA (1993)
Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No.4 Op.52

Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

Carl Vine: Toccatissimo (2011)
Franz Liszt: Transcendental Étude No.10 in F minor
  1. Allegro agitato
  2. Non allegro
  3. Allegro molto

Round 1: 65-Minute Recital

Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata in E minor BWV 914
  1. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
  2. Allegro molto
  3. Adagio ma non troppo
César Franck: Prélude, Chorale et Fugue
Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No.5 Op.53

Round 2: Accompaniment/Chamber Music

  1. Allegretto ben moderato
  2. Allegro
  3. Ben moderato: Recitative-Fantasia
  4. Allegretto poco mosso
  1. Allegro, ma non tanto
  2. Dumka: Andante con moto
  3. Scherzo (Furiant): molto vivace
  4. Finale: Allegro

Round 1: 18th Century Concerto

  1. Allegro maestoso
  2. Andante
  3. Allegretto

Round 2: 19th or 20th Century Concerto

  1. Moderato
  2. Adagio sostenuto
  3. Allegro scherzando