Daniel started piano at the age of 5 in Merriam School of Music. He started off in group lessons but quickly accelerated and moved to private lessons at the age of 7. At the age of 9 he was selected to join the special Enriched Program at Merriam School. He participated in many festivals and exams, achieved gold standing in all his keyfest exams. He won many first place awards in the Rotary, Peel, Kiwanis, and the Chinese Music Festival. He also received many scholarships and awards of excellence in performance. Daniel loves playing Beethoven for his innovation and energy and Liszt for his virtuosity and musicality. He also enjoys playing jazz, ensemble, duet, and accompaniment.
He is 14 years old now and is planning to receive his ARCT diploma level this coming June.