Born into a musical family, Daniel 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, and a Masters at Université de Montréal.
He has won numerous scholarships, trophies and awards, including the McLellan Competition, Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg Scholarship Competition, the National Canadian Music Competition and many more. He leads with his father as co-artistic director of the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival in Riding Mountain National Park.
Daniel has studied with legendary mentors including Sergei Babayan, Marc-André Hamelin, André Laplante, Marc Durand, John Perry. 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. In Europe, he has given solo recitals in France and Spain. 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, the Canadian Sinfonietta, the Winnipeg Symphony Chamber Orchestra and the San Luis Potosi Symphony Orchestra.