Daniël van der Hoeven
Daniël van der Hoeven (Amerongen, 1985) began piano lessons at the age of seven with Frits Kroese in Amersfoort. After going to the Royal Conservatory in The Hague he studied under Ellen Corver and Naum Grubert, where he graduated with distinction in 2010. Van der Hoeven attended masterclasses and took private lessons from Brigitte Engerer, professor at the Conservatoire Supérieure in Paris.
In March of 2013 Daniël van der Hoeven was the winner of the International Bach Competition in Würzburg, Germany. At the International Bach Competition in Leipzig (Germany, 2014) he received a Special Prize. In 2010 he won the 4th YPF National Pianocompetition, held in the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam, which included a CD recording contract and the Yuri Egorov Gold Medal. Prizes that he won in the Prinses Christina Competition led to a performance in Carnegie Hall in New York in the fall of 2005.
Daniël has performed in the Netherlands and a number of other countries including Belgium, France, England, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, Romania, Poland and the United States. He has been featured as soloist with numerous Dutch orchestras and made his début in November 2013 with the ASKO Schönberg Ensemble. In 2013, his first CD was released, featuring works by Prokofiev and Bartók. It was received very well by the press.
In the summer months Daniël likes to go mountaineering and (speed) cycling. Some of his hobbies include playing chess. On a sunny day you’ll likely find him strolling on the beach with his dog!