Daan Boertien is a Dutch concert pianist with a special interest for song accompaniment. He performs frequently with various singers in the Netherlands and abroad.
At the age of ten, Daan was accepted at the Young Musician’s Academy of the Conservatory in Tilburg, where he had lessons with Jelena Bazova. After that, he continued his studies with David Kuyken at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where he both got his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree. At this moment, Daan studies Liedgestaltung at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, with the German Lied specialist Burkhard Kehring.
In 2010, Daan won a prize at the Princess Christinaconcours and in 2011 he received an Honorary Award for Outstanding Musicianship at the Peter de Grote Festival in Groningen. In 2016 he received the Kunst aan de Dijk Prijs voor Jong Talent. In 2017, Daan received a grant from the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds to pursue his studies in Hamburg.
In 2018, Daan won the Audience Award in the finals of Dutch Classical Talent together with baritone Raoul Steffani. In the same year he won the first Lied Duo Prize in the Gustav-Mahler-Wettbewerb together with Geng Lee, as well as the prize for the best accompanist. In 2019, Daan won the DAAD-Prize.
Daan gave concerts in Belgium, France, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Tunisia, Switzerland, Latvia and Canada. In the Netherlands he played in Het Concertgebouw, TivoliVredenburg, Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ and Muziekgebouw Eindhoven. Furthermore, he is a regular guest in programs of NPO Radio 4 and on Dutch television. The last few years, Daan worked together with singers like Benjamin Appl, Thomas Oliemans, Maarten Koningsberger, Michaela Kaune, Maria Riccarda Wesseling, Marc Pantus and André Morsch.
Daan participated in masterclasses for piano solo with amongst others Enrico Pace, Leslie Howard and Naum Grubert. For Lied interpretation he received important impulses from Roger Vignoles, Julius Drake, Graham Johnson, Wolfram Rieger, Thomas Hampson, Margreet Honig, Christianne Stotijn, Gabriele Fontana, Anne Sofie von Otter and Brigitte Fassbaender.
© Daan Boertien | 2019