DANIEL COLANER ⎥Classicalia 2022/23 Candidate
BIO⎥ DANIEL COLANER 🎶 Organ
Daniel Colaner first gained international media attention at the age of 12 for his impressive same-day performances at Carnegie Hall on piano and at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on organ. Since then, his performances have been featured on ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America, and PBS with the American Pops Orchestra. He has also appeared on NPR’s From the Top (Show #377) and the BBC’s World Service Newsday. In addition, Daniel is the youngest organist to have been selected by The Diapason magazine for their bi-annual “20 Under 30” and a recipient of the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Award. He is also the only organist in the United States to have been chosen as a 2023 National YoungArts Finalist, the nation’s highest honor for creative artists between the ages of 15-18. As a pediatric cancer survivor, Daniel was first introduced to music as cognitive therapy and has since been passionate about raising awareness and funds for music education and music therapy initiatives. Currently studying under Todd Wilson for organ and Daniel Shapiro for piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Daniel has been a private organ student of David Higgs since 2017. Looking ahead, Daniel’s schedule includes a series of solo recitals and a performance of Joseph Jongen’s Symphonie Concertante for organ and orchestra.