Daniel Lau, Piano
Daniel Lau, piano, has performed around the world in recitals and with orchestras and has been praised for his “exemplary artistry” and “beautifully shaded playing.” A versatile pianist, violinist and conductor, Daniel has served as Music Director for performances of Manon, Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Merry Widow, and The Magic Flute, among others. Lau attended Loma Linda University, where he served as concertmaster of the orchestra and 1st violinist of the LLU String Quartet and won the coveted Dean’s Award. He then attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music, becoming a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda honorary society while earning masters and doctoral degrees. Dr. Lau is a dedicated educator of music and has given masterclasses and clinics throughout the United States. He serves as Chair of the Maryland State Music Teachers Association Chamber Music Festival and Competition Coordinator for the American Liszt Society Liszt-Garrison Festival and International Piano Competition. He has taught at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music, the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and is currently Associate Professor of Music at Washington Adventist University. In the summers, he teaches at the New England Music Camp. Daniel resides in Baltimore, MD with his wife, mezzo-soprano Kyle Engler, and their daughter, Channing.