A concert pianist based in Vienna, Austria, Mr. Maltz was born in Lexington, South Carolina, and is a citizen of both Israel and the United States.
Mr. Maltz comes from a musical family. His mother is a cellist, and his father taught him both piano and composition starting at the age of four. He made his first solo orchestral debut at the age of 12 and performed in his first full-length solo recital at age 15.
“Daniel began studying piano with me in the 4th grade and continued until he was accepted into the Governor's Honors program in high school,” former piano teacher Carol White said. “Coming from a family of musicians, he is exceptionally gifted in music. Daniel was an excellent student, conscientious and diligent in his practice. It was a joy working with him!”
Mr. Maltz regularly appears in concerts throughout the US, Europe and Australia. He will make his Carnegie Hall debut in October 2016.
Upon graduating from the prestigious South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, Mr. Maltz explored his love of the first Viennese School through private study with internationally renowned teachers, including Robert Lehrbaumer in Vienna, Mozart specialist Gil Sullivan in Australia, and Beethoven authority John O’Conner in the United States.
His repertoire shows a deep appreciation of the Classical and Romantic eras. His concert at Emmanuel will include Beethoven’s Op. 126 Bagatelles and famous “Pathetique” Sonata, Mozart’s Fantasia, K. 397, the complete Kinderszenen by Schumann, and Chopin’s Ballade in A-flat major and Op. 36 Impromptu.
He is also a champion of works by his father, composer Richard Maltz, and is scheduled to premier Richard’s first piano concerto in 2017.