Daan Vandewalle (°1968) enjoys an international reputation as new music specialist, with a strong focus on 20th and 21st century American piano music. He has performed solo concerts all over the world, and has performed piano concertos with orchestra at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center or the Berliner Festspiele.
He has extensively collaborated with composers of today, resulting in world premieres of the works of Alvin Curran, Gordon Mumma, Frederic Rzewski, Marc Sabat and Bernhard Lang. His discography includes his debut (Ives’ Concord sonata), Rzewski’s The People United Will Never Be Defeated, the entire piano works of Mumma, the Skalkottas 3rd piano concerto and the soon to be released Opus Clavicembalisticum by Sorabji.
As improviser he collaborated with Han Bennink, Chris Cutler, Fred Frith and rock band Sonic Youth.