Daniel Schene, 2014 Core Faculty
Daniel Schene, Artist-in-Residence and Director of Keyboard Studies at Webster University (St. Louis), combines a busy schedule of concert engagements with teaching piano performance. A native of New York, he has appeared as a recitalist, chamber musician, soloist with orchestra and accompanist across the United States and Canada, as well as in France, Italy, Turkey, Chile, Brazil, Greece and Asia.
Prof. Schene is the duo partner of Eva Szekely, first violinist of the Esterhazy Quartet, and a frequent guest artist on the Saint Louis Symphony's "Chamber Music St. Louis" series as well as performing on the Prelude concert series at Powell Symphony Hall. He has collaborated with renowned cellist Zara Nelsova and with Denes Kovacs, director of the Liszt Academy (Budapest).
After his debut with the Charlotte (NC) Symphony at fifteen, he attended the North Carolina School of the Arts, studying with Rebecca Penneys. He holds undergraduate and graduate performance degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, his principal teachers were Gyorgy Sebok and Enrica Cavallo-Gulli.
A recipient of the prestigious Joseph Battista Memorial Award at Indiana, Schene has made a special study of playing motions as a source of, and a solution to, technical problems. He is a founding faculty member of the I.U. Summer Piano Academy and the Institute for Advanced Vocal Studies (Paris, France). He records for the CRI label.