Young mae­stro has the world at his feet

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - PENINSULA SNAPSHOT -

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.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d454021

Daniel Mah is one of the youngest re­cip­i­ents of a pres­ti­gious pi­ano diploma.

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