...Mr. Maltz was at his very best; he seemed unified with the music, the composer, himself, and the instrument.
— The New York Concert Review
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Daniel Adam Maltz (b. 1994) is a concert pianist and fortepianist based in Vienna, Austria. He specializes in the First Viennese School — Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert. He studied Historically-Informed Performance and conducting at Vienna’s Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst.

He has appeared in concert throughout the US, Europe, and Australia. He made his Carnegie Hall debut at age 22. Daniel also hosts Classical Cake, the podcast about Vienna’s music and culture.

Daniel is devoted to performing on historic Viennese fortepianos, enabling audiences to experience the music as it sounded in the composers' day. He brings his expertise in the Viennese sound, culture, philosophies, and practices of the era to his interpretations.

He also enjoys the 18th Century practice of leading orchestras in concerto and symphony performances from the keyboard, acting not as a modern conductor, but as a leader from within the ensemble.

Through his performances, he is capable to serve art and to share with his audience the experience [of] celebrating in a ‘temple of music.’
— Robert Lehrbaumer

At age 16, Daniel left his home in South Carolina to work with First Viennese School experts. He has studied privately with internationally-renowned teachers, including: Ingomar Rainer and Robert Lehrbaumer in Vienna, Mozart specialist Gil Sullivan in Australia, and Beethoven authority John O’Conor in the United States.

He is also a champion of works by his father, composer Richard Maltz, often featuring his pieces as encores. Daniel premiered Richard’s first piano concerto in February 2018. 

Daniel is a dual-citizen of the USA and Israel and hails from a musical family. His mother is a cellist and his father taught him both piano and composition starting at age four. He made his solo orchestral debut at age 12 and gave his first full-length solo recital at age 15 – all before graduating from the prestigious South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities.

Daniel attempts to satisfy his unquenchable thirst for music by attending many live performances each week – especially opera. 

Daniel with his parents: cellist Susan Cafferty and composer Richard Maltz

Daniel with his parents: cellist Susan Cafferty and composer Richard Maltz