Daniel ESPIE

Born in London and raised in the Philadelphia area, pianist Daniel Espie, 2013 graduate of Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance, has been performing internationally for over ten years. Daniel has maintained a busy performing schedule as both a solo and collaborative artist, accompanying instrumentalists and vocalists and playing chamber music in a number of different settings. Daniel has performed with large ensembles including the Temple University Wind Symphony, Percussion Ensemble, and New Music Ensemble, as well as smaller chamber groups.
In the year following his undergraduate studies, Daniel was a Garrigues Scholar at Temple University, maintaining solo and collaborative work, performing in collaborative masterclasses with Shiela Kibbe and Tom Rosenberg, local Artist Series Recitals, and a recital with works of Samuel Barber.
In addition to maintaining an active schedule of performing, Daniel teaches privately and is currently enrolled in postgraduate study at the Royal Academy of Music in London, studying privately with Rustem Hayroudinoff. His studies at RAM involve an intense course in solo piano repertoire as well as chamber music performance and academic studies. Current research involves the music of Toru Takemitsu via the lens of French ethnographer Claude Levi-Strauss.
Recent accolades include the Jacobs Music Steinway Award (2013) in recognition of outstanding pianistic ability, musicianship, and artistic and academic scholarship at Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance and the Dr. Millard E. Gladfelter Tribute Scholarship (2012). Daniel has also performed in masterclasses for Phillip Kawin, Imogen Cooper, Michael Tsalka, and Joanna MacGregor and has attended the PianoSummer Festival, under the direction of Vladimir Feltsman, in New Paltz, New York.