Pianist Daniel Schene has long been known as a consummate artist and a superlative teacher. Having performed on four continents, concert-goers have come to admire his comprehensive musicianship and formidable technique.
After his debut at age fifteen with the Charlotte Symphony, Mr. Schene studied at the NCSA with Rebecca Penneys, and subsequently at Indiana University with Gyorgy Sebok and Enrica Cavallo-Gulli. As a recitalist and concerto soloist, Schene has performed at numerous venues, including the Salle Cortot and the Teatro da Paz. Since 1983 he has given annual solo recitals at the University of Missouri-Columbia and Webster University. He also performs regularly at Indiana University's Summer Music Festival.
Daniel Schene has collaborated with many fine artists, including Zara Nelsova, Denes Kovacs, Jacques Israelievitch, David Halen and the Arianna String Quartet. He has been the duo partner of violinist Eva Szekely for many years. The Duo has performed across the United States, throughout Brazil and in France and Canada. Mr. Schene was also for many years the pianist of the Trio Americas and the Webster Trio. He has played works of Joan Tower, Libby Larsen, James Willey and Andrew List.
Mr. Schene is Professor Emeritus at Webster University, where he was Director of Piano Studies from 1983-2020. He is a founding faculty member of the Indiana University Summer Academy and has given guest master classes in the U.S. France, Brazil and Taiwan.