Associate Professor Daniel Herscovitch

Associate Professor in Piano

Daniel Herscovitch studied with Alexander Sverjensky at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music then, with the generous support of a German Government DAAD scholarship, under Professor Rosl Schmid in Munich. While based in Germany he performed extensively on the continent and in England and toured Australia three times.  He also appeared at several international festivals including the Berlin Festival, the Zagreb Biennale and the Saarbrücken Tage der Neuen Musik.

Since returning to Australia he has been active in solo and chamber music, and has appeared at the Adelaide Festival of the Arts, the Mostly Mozart Festival, the New Directions Festival and the Festivals of Melbourne and Sydney. On several occasions he was featured guest artist at the Sydney Spring Festival of New Music. [...]

Daniel Herscovitch studied with Alexander Sverjensky at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music then, with the generous support of a German Government DAAD scholarship, under Professor Rosl Schmid in Munich. While based in Germany he performed extensively on the continent and in England and toured Australia three times.  He also appeared at several international festivals including the Berlin Festival, the Zagreb Biennale and the Saarbrücken Tage der Neuen Musik.

Since returning to Australia he has been active in solo and chamber music, and has appeared at the Adelaide Festival of the Arts, the Mostly Mozart Festival, the New Directions Festival and the Festivals of Melbourne and Sydney. On several occasions he was featured guest artist at the Sydney Spring Festival of New Music. He has also toured for Musica Viva and New Zealand several times. He has appeared with Synergy, Flederman, the Song Company and the Australia Ensemble and has toured with The Seymour Group. He was a soloist in the first Australian performance of the Bartók Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra. He has appeared in concert with Wanda Wilkomirska, Clemens Leske, Phillip Shovk, Michael Kieran Harvey, Jane Manning, Stephanie McCallum, Darryl Poulsen, Gerard Willems and Ole Böhn.

Early next year he will be making his fourth visit to the US, lecturing and performing Bach’s Art of Fugue. He travels regularly to Europe for recitals and masterclasses, and also visits Indonesia annually.

Daniel’s solo repertoire ranges from Purcell to Carter and beyond, and includes contemporary Australian, Asian, European and American works, several of which he commissioned and premiered. He has also presented papers at conferences in Australia and Europe on ornamentation in Bach, ornamentation in Beethoven, as well as on practice methods, and he is sought after as guest lecturer on subjects ranging from baroque performance to Bartók.

His recordings of repertoire ranging from the 17th to the 21st centuries have been released on Tall Poppies, Toccata Classics, CSM, Continuum, Wirripang and ABC Classics labels. Three further CDs are scheduled for release this year. He is currently Associate Professor of Piano at The University of Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he has also lectured for many years in chamber music and piano pedagogy.

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Areas of Study

Piano

Phone

612-935-11229

Fax

612-935-11287

Location

C41 - Sydney Conservatorium of Music