Daniel Anastasio

Daniel Anastasio, piano (San Antonio, TX), received a Bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in both Music and Philosophy at Cornell University. He studied piano there with Xak Bjerken, and chamber music with pianist Miri Yampolsky and violinist Joseph Lin. As a senior, Daniel performed Beethoven’s 3rd piano concerto with the Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra under the baton of distinguished pianist and conductor Leon Fleisher. His musical experiences at Cornell led Daniel to the Juilliard School, where he completed a Master of Music degree in 2013 under the tutelage of Jerome Lowenthal. At Juilliard, Daniel was a finalist in the 2012 piano concerto competition, and received the school’s Mieczyslaw Munz scholarship for his playing. He received chamber music coaching from Seymour Lipkin, Samuel Rhodes, Joel Krosnick, and Sylvia Rosenberg, among others. For a year after his Masters, Daniel was privileged to study privately with Ann Schein. Today, Daniel studies with Christina Dahl and Gilbert Kalish at Stony Brook University, where he is pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts. At Stony Brook, he performs solo and chamber music concerts throughout the year, and serves as a Teaching Assistant for the music department. Daniel enjoys participating in summer programs and festivals, and has recently attended Kneisel Hall Chamber Festival, Tanglewood Music Center, Music Academy of the West, Cornell’s Mayfest, and Icicle Creek Winter Piano Festival. Past Yellow Barn musician (Summer 2014, 2015).