A soloist, chamber musician, and educator based in San Antonio, Texas, Daniel Anastasio combines an intellectual curiosity with “technical prowess and emotional sensitivity” (Rivard Report). His performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 3, conducted by Leon Fleisher with the Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra, was “the highlight to everyone’s ears, if the full-house of standing ovation were any indication” (ECM reviews).
Mr. Anastasio was a concerto competition finalist at Stony Brook University and Juilliard, where he won the Mieczyslaw Munz Scholarship. He received fellowships to Music Academy of the West, Kneisel Hall, Tanglewood Music Center and Yellow Barn Music Festival. Mr. Anastasio is co-founder Unheard-of//Ensemble, a group dedicated to commissioning composers and premiering their works. With his wife, pianist Erika Dohi, he co-directs BLUEPRINTS piano series in Manhattan.
Growing up in San Antonio and studying under Rebecca Wilcox, Mr. Anastasio was a member and student leader of the Tuesday Musical Club, winner of that club’s “Bowman Award,” winner of the San Antonio Symphony’s “Future Stars” competition, concerto soloist with the Mid-Texas Symphony under David Mairs, and a repeat guest with the Olmos Ensemble and Musical Bridges.
Mr. Anastasio received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and philosophy at Cornell University, a Master of Music degree from Juilliard, and is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts at Stony Brook University under Gilbert Kalish and Christina Dahl. Mr. Anastasio is thrilled to be back in San Antonio as a full-time instructor at San Antonio College.