José Cáceres Headshot      Critically acclaimed by his versatility, virtuosity and profound musicianship, pianist José Cáceres Danielsen has performed in recital, as soloist with orchestra, and in chamber music throughout the United States, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Europe. With a repertoire that encompasses a wide array of stylesfrom Bach to the varied idioms of today's leading contemporary composers — Mr. Cáceres Danielsen has brought to the forefront some of the most ambitious and challenging music of lesser–known contemporary Latin American composers. This interest was recognized with a grant from the Johns Hopkins University Latin American Studies Program, through the Ford Foundation, to further expand his knowledge of the repertoire.
     Mr. Cáceres Danielsen made his Washington, DC debut in 1984 with the National Symphony Orchestra and his New York recital debut at Well Recital Hall in 1990. His passion to perform as collaborator in chamber and art song recitals has led him to appear as guest artist at the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, the San Antonio Music Festival, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Marian Anderson International Vocal Arts Competition and Festival, and a five–city tour throughout The Netherlands. Other significant venues where he has performed include the National Gallery of Art, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City, and the Fine Arts Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico, among numerous others.
     Mr. Cáceres Danielsen earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Maryland, where he was a scholarship student of Thomas Schumacher. While studying at Maryland, he won the Elizabeth Davis, Homer Ulrich, and Theodore Presser Foundation Awards. A major prizewinner in numerous national and international competitions, his accolades include the Young Soloists' Competition of the National Symphony Orchestra, the Teresa Carreño International Piano Competition of Venezuela and the John F. Kennedy Center's Fellowships of the Americas National Program Award.
     With soprano Carmen Balthrop, he released A Modern Woman's Life and Love - a cycle of 8 art songs by Robert Greenleaf - and The Art of Christmas, an exquisite collection of Christmas art song jewels from composers around the world.
     In conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution's exhibition celebrating the tricentennial of the invention of the piano — Piano 300: Celebrating Three Hundred Years of People and Pianos — Mr. Cáceres Danielsen was one of four pianists featured in a series of recitals and master classes exploring the Spanish and Latin American repertoire.
     In addition to his private studio, he frequently adjudicates in competitions and gives master classes throughout the United States and abroad. He is the Artistic Advisor of the Steinway Society of Puerto Rico.


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Portrait of José Cáceres Danielsen
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The Art of Christmas — The Original!
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The Art of Christmas -- The Original