Mikael Darmanie

Pianist Mikael Darmanie has performed through­out the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean playing the role of soloist, chamber mus­ician, and orchestral conductor. Festival ap­pearances include Pianofest in the Hamptons, Art of Piano Festival, and L’Academie de Mus­ique de Sion (Switzerland).

Mikael has performed in master classes for Leon Fleisher, Jean Yes Thibaudet, Jerome Lowenthal, Joseph Kalich­stein, and Menahem Pressler.

As a chamber musician, he won First Prize in the North Carolina MTNA Chamber Music Comp­etition (with the Transverse Trio), has performed at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music as part of the
Apple Hill Fellowship Trio, and in 2010, he performed in programs of Brazilian and French music for violin and piano at Lincoln Center Institute’s Kenan Fellowship perfor­mance series. In 2012, he performed on the Taft Museum of Art Chamber Music Series (Cin­cinnati) with members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Since his conducting debut with the Carolina Chamber Sym­ph­ony in 2008, he has conducted
various piano concerti from the keyboard and symphonic works by Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, Haydn,
and Liszt. An active composer, primarily for piano, he has performed his music throughout the
United States, the Caribbean and Western Europe.

Mikael is currently a doctoral student of Gilbert Kalish at SUNY Stony Brook, where he also instructs undergraduate piano and music history, and coaches chamber music.