"One of the forty Most Creative Mexicans in the World"
"Quite a talent.....at age 11, already an advanced virtuoso."
-Robert Sherman, WQXR
"Daniela Liebman makes a stunning debut with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony"
"...Mexican pianist Daniela Liebman Conquers New York's Carnegie Hall"
Sixteen-year-old Mexican pianist DANIELA LIEBMAN has quickly established herself as an artist of eloquence, poise, and nuance. Since her debut at age eight with the Aguascalientes Symphony, Daniela has performed with more than twenty orchestras on four continents.
In the 2018-19 season, Daniela appears as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, the Corpus Christi Symphony, the National Symphony of Ecuador, and the Filharmónica Boca del Rio. In past seasons, she has performed with the Ontario and Orlando Philharmonics, the Boca Raton Festival of the Arts Orchestra, San Angelo Texas Symphony, Radio Filharmonia of Lima, the National Symphony of Bogota, and the Guatemala City Orchestra, among others. In Mexico, Daniela has appeared with the Jalisco Symphony Orchestra, the Mexico City Philharmonic, the Michoacan Symphony, Zapopan Symphony, the Orchestra Sinfonia de Sinaloa, and the Fladamex Symphony. Daniela debuted at Mexico’s illustrious Palacio de Bellas Artes in 2013, performing Shostakovich and Mozart on two separate occasions with the Orchestra de Camera de Bellas Artes. That same year, Daniela made her Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage debut with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony and Shostakovich’s second piano concerto.
Daniela’s recitals this season include the La Jolla Music Society; the University of Wyoming; Rockefeller University’s Tri-I Noon Recital Series; Guatemala City; Joinville and Porto Alegre in Brazil; León, Durango, San Cristóbal de las Casas, and Mexico City (Blanco y Negro Festival) in Mexico; the Brevard Music Center; Valparaíso, Chile; and Salon di Virtuosi in New York, among others. Previously, Daniela has given solo recitals at the Kennedy Center; the Ravinia Festival; in Cordoba, Argentina; the Cleveland Museum of Modern Art’s Tri-C Series; the Harriman-Jewel Series; and the Kravis Center for Performing Arts, and more.
Committed to spreading her love of music with others, Daniela frequently participates in talkbacks with piano students of all ages and backgrounds, most recently at the La Jolla Music Society’s Discovery Series. Her dedication to celebrating her heritage through creative programming reflects in her musical and cultural ambassadorship, notably this past season at Harvard University’s 2018 Mexico Conference.
Daniela released her eponymous debut album in June 2018 to critical acclaim, featuring “emotive” and “most memorable” (The Journal of Music) renditions of Schubert’s Op. 90 impromptus, Chopin’s third ballade, and Ponce’s Balada Mexicana. Distributed by Warner Classics, the album reached #5 on Spotify’s “Classical New Releases,” #2 on Amazon Music’s “Fresh Classical,” and #2 on Apple Music’s “New Classical.” Since its release, Daniela’s recording of Ponce’s Balada Mexicana has been streamed over 750,000 times on Spotify.
In 2016 and 2017, when Daniela was fourteen and fifteen years old, respectively, she was named one of the “40 Most Creative Mexicans in the World” by Forbes Mexico. In 2018, Daniela was again named one of Forbes Mexico’s “100 Most Creative and Powerful Women,” and was invited to Forbes’ reveal of its 2018 edition of Creativos Mexicanos, celebrating extraordinary Mexican leaders in the arts. She has been interviewed by Amy Poehler’s “Smart Girls,” is featured in GQ Mexico and Vanity Fair, and is the recipient of Mexico’s 2014 Nacional Premio de Juventud.
Daniela received first prizes in the 2017 Piano Texas Concerto Competition, the 2012 Russian International Piano Competition in California, and the 2011 “Night in Madrid” in Spain. In 2013, Daniela was selected to participate in Lang Lang’s Junior Music Camp in Munich.
Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Daniela began piano studies at age five, and currently studies with Dr. Tamas Ungar in Fort Worth, Texas. Aside from practicing, Daniela enjoys films, reading, biking, and trying different cuisines. Daniela is an international Yamaha artist.