Simon Danell

Simon Danell

“It is unusual to see such a young pianist with so much culture” – D. Bashkirov
Simon started playing piano at the late age of 15, for Mikael Kanarva, in the communal music school. Three years later, he won his first national competition, performed  in a handful of countries in Europe, and played for many great teachers, such as Erik Tawastijerna, Eugene Indjic, Ilja Schepps, Jiri Hlinka, Dimitri Bashkirov and Per Tengstrand

After staying in Sweden to study with the Romuald Sztern,Simon decided to move to the Netherlands at the age of 23 to study with Prof. Naum Grubert in the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. Playing concerts both in formal and iformal venues, some highlights of the first years in the conservatoire includes recording for Dutch Radio and playing in Anton Philipzaal (The Hague). 
After a sudden rise in concrt activities, his left hand got heavily injured with a suspected case of Focal Dystonia; a diagnose that has destroyed many careers. As there is no actual cure, he had to rethink choise of repertoire, way of playing, and music as a whole.
After some challenging years, Simon is is now on his way to his first solo CD, under the Sheva Label, which is one of the proudest moment in his musical career. 

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