Young maestro has the world at his feet
CARLISLE resident Daniel Mah was recently accredited with one of the most prestigious, internationally renowned piano diplomas.
And at just 13, he can call himself one of the youngest recipients in the world.
The Christ Church Grammar School student obtained the coveted Licentiate Piano Performance Diploma with a distinction from Trinity College London.
His piano teacher Yoon Sen Lee said all of Daniel’s hard work had paid off.
“This exam is mostly undertaken by music major students at final university levels,” Mr Lee said.
“So Daniel is one of the youngest in the world to obtain such a prestigious and internationally recognised piano performance diploma.”
The exam required Daniel to perform a solo recital of about 45 minutes to be assessed by a panel of music examiners from the UK.
Mr Lee said his student performed a range of pieces from composers including Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Debussy.
Having studied with Mr Lee since he was five, Daniel has also won prizes at local festivals, eisteddfods and competitions around Perth.
Mr Lee, who is based in Dianella, recently celebrated his new appointment as a professor of the Imola Pianists Academy in Italy.
Daniel Mah is one of the youngest recipients of a prestigious piano diploma.