Daniel del Pino at the 2018 Newport Music Festival
The Spanish pianist and Festival favorite, Daniel del Pino, returns to the Newport Music Festival to lead the Spanish Morning concert at The Elms.
The 2018 edition of Newport Music Festival presents Spanish Morning, a concert led by pianist Daniel del Pino to celebrate works by renowned Spanish composers Granados, De Falla, Albéniz and Turina.
One of the leading Spanish concert pianists in the international scene, Daniel del Pino has performed in all five continents in some of the most prestigious venues, such as Salle Gaveau in Paris, Bulgaria Hall in Sofia, Atheneum G. Enescu in Bucharest, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Auditorio Manuel de Falla in Granada, Auditori in Barcelona, Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao, Taipei’s National Concert Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York City. He holds top prizes from international Piano Competitions Nueva Acrópolis, Ciudad de Ferrol, Fundacion Guerrero, Her Majesty Princess Lalla Meriem, Jeunesses Musicales du Maroc, and Premio Jaen. Del Pino has performed as soloist with orchestras throughout the world and is a frequent guest at Segovia, Cadaqués, Ubeda, Ayamonte, and Alfas del Pi in Spain; Itu in Brazil; Morelia Festival in Mexico; Verbier in Switzerland; Musifleuves and Piano en Saintonge in France; the Haifa Chamber Music Society in Israel; and Chamber Music International in Dallas.
He has premiered works by José Zárate, Elena Kats-Chernin, Nicolai Kapustin, Francisco Lara, and Antón García-Abril. In 2016 del Pino released Gypsy Inspiration, an album in collaboration with flautist Vicent Morelló, featuring works by Béla Bartók, Pablo de Sarasate, and Fritz Kreisler. His performances have been broadcasted in numerous media outlets, including the Spanish Public Radio (RNE); Spanish Public Television (RTVE); Taiwan National Television; SWR 2 in Sttutgart, Germany; Morelia in Mexico; Brasov and Cluj Televisions in Romania; WGBH in Boston; WFMT in Chicago; and Dallas, Libreville, and Sydney ABC radio stations.
Born in Lebanon to Spanish parents, del Pino studied piano with Julian Lopez-Gimeno at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica of Madrid. From 1998 to 2000 he studied with Joaquin Achucarro in the Artist Certificate program at Southern Methodist University, winning the Concerto Competition in his first year. He holds a Master’s degree in piano performance from Yale University where he studied with Peter Frankl, graduating in 1997 and receiving the Elizabeth Parisot Prize as well as the Ellsworth Gruman Prizes to an outstanding pianist.
Currently, he works as part of the faculty at Musikene, Superior Conservatory of the Basque Country. This year marks del Pino’s seventeenth season at the Newport Music Festival.