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Twenty-year-old Mexican pianist DANIELA LIEBMAN has rapidly established herself as an artist of eloquence, poise, and nuance. Since her debut at age eight with the Aguascalientes Symphony, Daniela has performed with more than thirty orchestras on four continents.
This season, Daniela makes her debut with the Richmond Symphony, and recently appeared as soloist with the Minas Gerais Philharmonic, Wichita Symphony, the Sequoia Symphony, the Adrian Symphony, Flagstaff Symphony, and Hartford Symphony. She has also made return appearances with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México, Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco, and the Ontario Philharmonic. In past seasons, she has performed with the the Corpus Christi Symphony, the National Symphony of Ecuador, Orlando Philharmonic, the Boca Raton Festival of the Arts Orchestra, San Angelo Symphony, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra of Peru, the National Symphony of Bogotá, and the Guatemala City Orchestra, among others.
In Mexico, Daniela has appeared with the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra, Boca del Río Philharmonic, the Mexico City Philharmonic, the Michoacan Symphony, Zapopan Symphony, and the Sinaloa Symphonic Orchestra of the Arts. Daniela debuted at Mexico’s Palacio de Bellas Artes in 2013, performing Shostakovich and Mozart on two separate occasions with the Cámara Orchestra of Bellas Artes. That same year, Daniela made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony and Shostakovich’s second piano concerto.
Daniela returns to the Blanco y Negro Festival in Mexico City this season, and her recent recitals include at the Ravinia Festival--where she made her third appearance in spring 2021--the Honeywell Arts Academy, Beaches Fine Arts Series, and in Long Island, New York. Previously, Daniela has given solo recitals at La Jolla Music Society; the Kennedy Center; Rockefeller University’s Tri-I Noon Recital Series; Guatemala City; Joinville and Porto Alegre in Brazil; León, Durango, San Cristóbal de las Casas, and Cuernavaca in Mexico; the Brevard Music Center; Valparaíso, Chile; the Salon de Virtuosi in New York; in Cordoba, Argentina; the Cleveland Museum of Modern Art’s Tri-C Series; the Harriman-Jewel Series; the Kravis Center for Performing Arts, and more.
Committed to sharing her love of music with others, Daniela frequently participates in talkbacks with piano students of diverse ages and backgrounds, most recently at the Ravinia Festival and La Jolla Music Society’s Discovery Series. Her dedication to celebrating her heritage through creative programming reflects in her musical and cultural ambassadorship, notably at Harvard University’s 2018 Mexico Conference.
Daniela released her eponymous debut 2018 album to critical acclaim, featuring “emotive” and “most memorable” (The Journal of Music) renditions of Schubert’s Op. 90 impromptus, Chopin’s third ballade, and Ponce’s Balada Mexicana. Distributed by Warner Classics, the album reached #5 on Spotify’s “Classical New Releases,” #2 on Amazon Music’s “Fresh Classical,” and #2 on Apple Music’s “New Classical.” Since its release, Daniela’s recording of Ponce’s Balada Mexicana has been streamed over 1.5M times on Spotify. The same track is featured on the Mexican television series, Aquí en la Tierra, starring, among others, Gael García Bernal and Paulina Dávila. Daniela’s upcoming album, slated for 2021 release, includes all four Chopin ballades.
In both 2016 and 2017, Daniela was named one of the “40 Most Creative Mexicans in the World” by Forbes Mexico. In 2018, Daniela was again named one of Forbes Mexico’s “100 Most Creative and Powerful Women,” and was invited to Forbes’ reveal of its 2018 edition of Creativos Mexicanos, celebrating extraordinary Mexican leaders in the arts. She has been interviewed by Amy Poehler’s “Smart Girls,” is featured in GQ Mexico and Vanity Fair, and is the recipient of Mexico’s 2014 Nacional Premio de Juventud.
Daniela has received first prizes in the 2017 Piano Texas Concerto Competition, the 2012 Russian International Piano Competition in California, and the 2011 “Night in Madrid” in Spain. In 2013, Daniela was selected to participate in Lang Lang’s Junior Music Camp in Munich.
Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Daniela began piano studies at age five, and has studied with Dr. Tamás Ungár in Fort Worth, Texas from 2014-2021. Daniela’s hobbies include films, reading, biking, and trying different cuisines.
Daniela currently studies with Yoheved Kaplinsky at the Juilliard School. She is a Warner Classics artist and an international Yamaha artist.