Daniel Propper, where music and poetry meet / quand la musique et la poésie se rencontrent
Daniel Propper, where music and poetry meet / quand la musique et la poésie se rencontrent


The Swedish-Austrian pianist Daniel Propper settled in Paris in 1994, where he now enjoys an international concert career.


At a very early age he began studying with the great Swedish pedagogue Gunnar Halhagen and later worked with the legendary pianist Tatiana Nikolaieva, who encouraged him to perform the Goldberg Variations at The Salzburg Festival in 1990. After spending one year at the famous Juilliard School in New York, he obtained his soloist degree in 1993 at The Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. He later completed his studies at The Paris Conservatoire. His teachers in France included Bernard Ringeissen, Jacques Rouvier, Bruno Rigutto and Gerard Fremy.


Daniel Propper has won a great many awards and prizes including, in 1990, the biggest grant ever allocated by the Swedish Royal Academy of Music and first prize at the Kil International Piano Competition in Sweden.


He has interpreted a vast number of concertos, notably Concerto No 3 by Rachmaninoff with the Stockholm Symphony Orchestra conducted by Emmanuel Krivine, and Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin with the Ile de France National Orchestra. In chamber music, he has played with the violinists Alexandre Brussilovsky, Anastasia Khitruk, Jack Liebeck and Anton Martynov, cellist Emmanuelle Bertrand, Mark Drobinsky and pianist Noel Lee.

The last years include performances in Canada at Boris Brott’s Summer Festival, China (Piano aux Jacobins Festival held in Beijing’s Forbidden City), The United Emirates (Abu Dhabi Festival), Kuwait, Sweden (Royal Palace Festival of Stockholm) and throughout France. After his acclaimed London debut in Wigmore Hall with the Goldberg Variations he has also performed as soloist in Oxford, Vienna and Budapest.


Recordings on CD include three volumes of Grieg’s complete Lyric Pieces, the Goldberg Variations by Bach on CD and DVD and French piano music for four hands and Malguena, music from the 20th century for two pianos together with the Polish pianist Tamara Granat.


He has performed the complete cycle of Beethoven’s 32 sonatas in concert. ‘Echoes from the Battlefield’ a two disc recording of music linked to Napoleon Bonaparte has received international praise.


He regularly performs music by Schubert, Chopin and Liszt as well as the music by the Brazilian composer Antonio Santana.



"Le pianiste" par la merveilleuse sculptrice Lena Dettervik. C'était un grand honneur de poser pour cette buste dans l'atelier de feu Gudmar Olovson.

Pour découvrir l'art de Lena Dettervik, nous vous recommandons son site internet

British Junior School, Croissy

Letting young students discover the piano, its repertoire and the life of a pianist. An event coordinated by the Competition of Ile de France. (20 April 2017)

Le Concours de piano d'Ile de France 2017

De 13 au 20 mai à Maisons-Laffitte. Le concours est ouvert au public. C'est l'occasion d'entendre des jeunes talents. Daniel Propper fera partie du jury à coté des collègues respectés, comme Chantal Stigliani, Karoly Mocsary, Anne Bertin-Hugault, Gaspard Dehaene...


Le piano se refait une beauté Le piano de Daniel Propper est accordé et révisé par l'accordeur et le technicien Claude Secondo qui exerce aux alentours de Maisons-Laffitte.

Essai de pianos chez Hanlet

Nous avons choisi le piano pour le concours d'Ile de France en mars dernier. Merci à Pianos Hanlet, Velizy, pour le bon accueil ! Avec Christine Girard, directrice artistique et l'association Opus Yvelines. Photo: Catherine Poincelet (2017)

Un nouveau cd disponible chez Forgotten Records


Ignaz Friedmann, Ferrucio Busoni, Gunnar de Frumerie ?

Trois compositeurs, peu connu pour beaucoup, trouvent certaines de leurs plus belles pages pour piano réunies sur ce disque à se procurer exclusivement sur le site de Forgotten records, label spécialisé dans la rareté et dont c'est la passion de proposer lla découverte d'artistes ou d'auteurs hors sentiers battus.