Faculty

Daniela Bracchi

Piano, Chamber Music (Precollege)

Ms. Bracchi has a long list of accomplishments to her credit which include first prize in many national and international piano competitions including The Italian American Competition, The Queens Symphony Orchestra’s Young Soloist Competition, The Leschetizky Association’s Young Gifted Peoples Competition, The Piano Teachers Congress of New York’s Young Pianists Competition, The APPTA International Competition, The Bartok-Kabalevsky International Competition, The Long Island Philharmonic Young Artists Competition, and the junior division of the Missouri Southern International Piano Competition.

Recitals around the New York area include performances at Weill Recital Hall, Cami Hall, SUNY Stony Brooke, Manhattan School of Music, Caramoor, and Third Street Music School’s Artist Performance Series. Ms. Bracchi has also given four solo recitals to capacity audiences at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, one of which includes her debut recital at age ten.

Ms. Bracchi’s European credits include her debut at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris and most recently a series of solo recitals in Spain and the Canary Islands as a participant of the International Piano Festivals.

Ms. Bracchi has performed in master classes with Leon Fleisher, Gyorgy Sandor, Eteri Andjaparidze, Menahem Pressler, and Santiago Rodriguez. As a chamber musician, Ms. Bracchi also had the opportunity to coach with Arnold Steinhardt and John Corigliano.

Ms. Bracchi’s teachers include Ana Maria Bottazzi at the Pinault School of Music in New York, Boris Slutsky at the Peabody Conservatory at the Johns Hopkins University where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in piano performance, and Solomon Mikowsky under whose tutelage she received a Master’s and Doctoral degree at Manhattan School of Music.

Ms. Bracchi has been on the faculty of both the college and precollege divisions at Manhattan School of Music, Third Street Music School Settlement, and the Pinault School of Music. She is currently the contemporary artist for the DVD series “Practice with The Masters” and remains an active performer of classical and contemporary piano repertoire and chamber music.

Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 2008.