Pianist Daniel Epstein made his orchestral debut with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1973. A graduate of the Juilliard School, where he studied with Adele Marcus, he was presented in his Carnegie Hall debut recital by the Concert Artists Guild. Winner of many awards and prizes including the Kosciusczko Chopin Award, the National Arts Club Prize, the Prix Alex de Vries in Paris, Epstein has appeared as guest soloist with major symphony orchestras including those of Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Dallas, Detroit, and Rochester. He has given recitals at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the 92nd Street Y as well as in major cities throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia, complemented by master classes and intensive seminars for pianists.
Recent performances include two tours to China for recitals and master classes in the cities of Shanghai, Beijing, and Xian; performances and teaching at Intituto Musicale Vaccaj in Tolentino, Italy; solo and duo concerts at the Festival of the Canary Islands; and performances of both Brahms piano concerti in New York.
As the pianist and founding member of the famed Raphael Trio since 1975, Daniel Epstein has performed virtually the entire piano trio repertoire. He has collaborated with many renowned string quartets, including the Ying, American, Chiara, New Zealand, and Talich as well as with the members of the Juilliard, Guarneri, and many other distinguished chamber musicians and soloists.
Daniel Epstein is a member of the piano faculties of Manhattan School of Music and Rutgers University and is the cofounder/director of the Raphael Trio Chamber Music Workshop in Wilton, New Hampshire.
Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 2013.