Daniel Adam Maltz (b. 1994) is a concert pianist based in Vienna, Austria. He specializes in the First Viennese School — Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert — and has studied Historically-Informed Performance at Vienna’s Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst.
Daniel regularly appears in concert throughout the US, Europe, and Australia. He made his Carnegie Hall debut at age 22.
Daniel applies harpsichord and fortepiano performance practices and techniques to the vast sonorous potential of our modern-day piano. Dedicated to learning from the past to inform the future, he fulfills the true meaning of Historically-Informed Performance by bringing the classical era to the modern concert stage, getting as close as possible to the composers' true intent.
At age 16, Daniel left his home in South Carolina to enrich his love for Viennese classicism through private study 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 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.
Living in Vienna, Daniel attempts to satisfy his unquenchable thirst for music by attending many live performances each week – especially opera.