A versatile and passionate pianist, Daniël Kramer frequently performs at home and abroad. He started piano lessons with Ton Hartsuiker at an early age and continued his studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Håkon Austbø, where he graduated from the master’s degree programme with distinction. He also took lessons with Rudolf Jansen, Willem Brons, Murray Perahia en Claude Helffer. He won prizes at the Prinses Christina Concours 1994 (national first prize), the Concorso Seghizzi 2008 (first prize as a duo with soprano Sabine Wüthrich) and the Olivier Messiaen Competition in Paris 2007.
As a chamber musician, Daniël performs with artists including Janine Jansen, Nobuko Imai, Liza Ferschtman and Charles Neidich. As a soloist he has played with orchestras such as the Residentie Orkest, the Radio Kamer Filharmonie conducted by Peter Eötvös, the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra conducted by Werner Herbers and the National Youth Orchestra conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw. Also, he has collaborated with a number of composers, including George Benjamin, Louis Andriessen, Toshio Hosokawa and Sofia Gubaidulina, premiering many contemporary pieces.
Daniel is also active as a répétiteur, working with musicians including Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Anne Sofie von Otter, Joseph Calleja, Antonio Pappano and Nicolai Znaider.