Daniel Tselyakov, acclaimed for the sensitivity and depth of his interpretations, the rare emotional intensity and bold energy of his performances. Born into a musical family, Daniel Tselyakov began his piano studies at the age of five with his father, well-known Canadian pianist Alexander Tselyakov, before subsequently completing a bachelors degree at the Oberlin Conservatory with Angela Cheng.
Daniel will be beginning his Masters in Performance at Université de Montréal this coming Fall with Jimmy Brière.He has won numerous scholarships, trophies and awards, including the McLellan Competition, Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg Scholarship Competition, the Provincial Music and Speech Finals for the Most Outstanding Piano Performance of music by J. S. Bach, the Toronto Summer Music Academy, the National Canadian Music Competition, and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Young Player Award.
Daniel has studied with legendary mentors including Sergei Babayan, Marc-André Hamelin, André Laplante, Marc Durand, John Perry, Jamie Parker, and Michael Kim. In April 2014 he made his debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. By the age of 12, he had performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 as a soloist with the Penderecki String Quartet. He was the youngest musician ever to be invited as guest artist with the prestigious Virtuosi Concert Series, and has appeared as a soloist with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (Liszt’s Second Piano Concerto), the Canadian Sinfonietta (Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals), the Winnipeg Symphony Chamber Orchestra (Bach Concertos) and the San Luis Potosi Symphony Orchestra (Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on the Theme of Paganini and Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto).