Daniël van der Hoeven (2010) Daniël van der Hoeven (Amerongen, 1985) started piano lessons at the age of seven with Frits Kroese in Amersfoort. From 2003 till 2008 he studied with Ellen Corver at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague followed by the Master-course with Naum Grubert at the same conservatory, where he graduated in June 2010. In April 2010 he won the first prize, a CD-recording and the Yuri Egorov Gold Medal at the 4th YPF National Piano Competition at the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ in Amsterdam. Prizes at the Princess Christina Competition lead to an appearance at Carnegie Hall in New York in the fall of 2005. He appeared outside the Netherlands in Belgium, France, England, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, Rumania, Poland and the U.S.. He played as a soloist with various Dutch orchestras, such as the JeugdOrkest Nederland and the Utrechtsch Studenten Concert. Prizes that he won in the Princess Christina Competition led to a performance in Carnegie Hall in New York in the fall of 2005. He was the winner in March of 2013 of the International Bach Competition in Würzburg, Germany (2nd prize – no 1st prize awarded). At the International Bach Competition in Leipzig (Germany, 2014) he received a Special Prize. In 2010 he won the 4th YPF National Pianocompetition, held in the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam, which included a CD recording and the Yuri Egorov Gold Medal. He has been featured as soloist with numerous Dutch orchestras and made his début in November 2013 with the ASKO Schönberg Ensemble. He received a 2nd Prize and “Murs du Son”-prize at the 2015 Lagny-sur-Marne International Piano Competition. Daniël van der Hoeven is also a passionate chamber musician. He attended master classes and took private lessons with Brigitte Engerer, professor at the Conservatoire Supérieure in Paris. He also attended master classes with Oxana Yablonskaya, Boris Berman and Stefan Vládar. Shortly his first CD will be released with works by Prokofiev and Bartók. In 2013, his first CD was released with works by Prokofiev and Bártok. It was received very well by the press. In the fall of 2014, his second CD will be released with a very interesting program of works by Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich.