DANIEL del PINO is one of the leading Spanish pianists on the international concert scene. He has performed in five continents, and his performances have been heard in the most prestigious venues throughout Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, North and South America and Australia. He has been a soloist with renowned orchestras throughout Spain, and in Poland and Romania He is a frequent guest at worldwide festivals, and has premiered works by José Zárate, Elena Kats-Chernin, Nikolai Kapustin, Jorge Grundman, Francisco Lara and Antón García-Abril. Born in Lebanon of Spanish parents, Mr. del Pino began his piano studies in Rabat, Morocco, then at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica of Madrid, Yale University and at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. His teachers were Marisa Villalba, Julián López-Gimeno and Joaquín Achúcarro. He taught at the Toledo Conservatory in Spain and is currently part of the Faculty at Musikene, Superior Conservatory of the Basque Country. He has been an adjudicator at numerous national and international piano competitions and has given masterclasses in Europe, the Middle East and the US.
He has recorded the complete Chopin etudes for Verso, the CD “Live in Villa San Lorenzo” with the double-bassist Alberto Bocini (NBB Records), the complete Goyescas by Granados (Verso) as well as the CDs “Minds” and “No Seasons.” The premiere recording “2+2 4 Kapustin,” with Ludmil Angelov and Neopercusion, featured Kapustin’s Concerto for two pianos and percussion. His latest CD “Looking Back over Chopin,” with Andreas Prittwitz, was released last year and features a new perspective on the music of Chopin. Since 2010, he has been the Artistic Director of the concert series “Cita con los Clásicos,” that takes place between January and June every year in Guadarrama, Madrid. Never idle, his new hobbies include raising African bullfrogs and making jams from native Galician berries. Mr. del Pino is grandly welcomed to his thirteenth consecutive Newport Music Festival season.