MTEACH(PGrad Dip.) MMUS(Composition) BMUS(Performance) AMUS(A)
Melbourne pianist, composer & music educator Danny Blaker is a Masters graduate of the Melbourne Conservatorium, and has studied under some of the most celebrated Australian pianists and composers, including Ian Holtham, Peter Carthew, Mark Pollard, and Andrian Pertout. His unique neo-romantic, yet modern music has garnered a wide following in Melbourne, and has been aired on radio on numerous occasions, including stations such as 3MBS FM, ABC CLASSIC FM, and JAIR.
Described by the late Geoffry Tozer as a “true talent”, Danny has performed widely both locally and abroad in venues ranging from the “Haus de Musik” and Mozarteum in Vienna, to numerous venues in Melbourne and interstate, including MLC, Wollongong Conservatorium, Melba Hall, Hawthorn Town Hall, Camberwell Uniting Church, Kew Court House, and Ruby's Music Room. In 2017 he performed for Austrian TV at the Hohenems palace in Austria. He was the recipient of the 1st prize at the 2015 Melbourne Deakin Edge International Music Competition. His first commercial CD release of original compositions “Twilight” has been the recipient of wide critical acclaim, and his second and third albums Pheonix - Be Reborn, and Sounds of Spring were both released in June 2017. All three albums are available for purchase online here at the shop.