Born in 1991, Daniel Ciobanu started his studies in Piatra Neamt at the “Victor Brauner” music school, under the careful tuition of Ms. Cosma Magdolna, Iulian Arcadi Trofin, Delia Balan and Mihaela Spiridon.
After winning a one year scholarship for academic and musical studies at Stewarts Melville College in Edinburgh, Scotland, Daniel continued his success with a First class honours degreefrom the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, followed by a Master’s degree at the same institution, both under the tutelage of Aaron Shorr, Petras Geniusas and Steven Osborne.
2016 was altogether a notable year for Daniel with international competition success at the UNISA international piano competition in Pretoria (First prize) and the BNDES international piano competition in Rio de Janeiro (First Prize). He also won the First prize at the Sheepdrove Competition, where each of the eight major UK conservatoires present their best pianists for critical review.
2017, however,presented itself as the true turning point in Daniel’s career when, in Israel, he won the prestigious 2nd prize in the famous Arthur Rubinstein Piano together with the prize for the Audience favourite. This success ignited several important concert debuts in venues such as Carnegie Hall, New York, Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg , the “George Enescu” Festival in Bucharest and the Konzerthaus in Berlin.
In performance, he has completed concert tours in China, South Africa, Israel and Brazil in addition to the intense pilgrimages each month to different corners of the world with individual solo or orchestral concerts.
Studying for two years in the Ecole normale de musique “Alfred Cortot” in Paris, Daniel obtained two of the highest awards of thatinstitution,“Concertiste Diplome” and“6eme Diplome d’Execution” awarded with “l’unanimité et les felicitations du jury”.
Daniel now lives in Berlin and studies at the renownedUniversität der Künste for a second masters degree under the tutelage of Pascal Devoyon.