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 studies Historically-Informed Performance 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 is an eternal student of Viennese Classicism — consistently immersing himself in the Viennese sound, culture, philosophies, and practices of the era.
He melds harpsichord and fortepiano performance techniques with the nuances of the modern piano, fulfilling the true meaning of Historically-Informed Performance by bringing the classical era to the modern concert stage.
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.