David Munk-Nielsen

David Munk-Nielsen has become one of the leading young concert pianists in Scandinavia after numerous top prizes in international piano competitions.

In autumn 2021 David won the 1. prize in the national Tampere Piano Competition as well as the 1. prize in Tallinn International Piano Competition in Estonia.

Munk-Nielsen is also the recipient of following awards: 1st prize at the North Zealand Piano Festival (2010), Gold medal in Berling Classical Music Competition (2015), special prize at the 8th Nordic Piano Competition in Sweden (2017), 1st prize at International Stasys Vainiunas Competition in Lithuania (2018), the grand prix award in the Helmi Vesa piano competition for all pianists at the Sibelius Academy (2019) and 2 prize in the Aarhus International Piano Competition.

David Munk-Nielsen (born in 1998) started playing the piano at the age of 5. As a 6-year-old David performed his first Chopin waltz in the TV show ”Me and my age” which was about the development of the brain. David studied with professor Anne Øland until he entered the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus in 2015. Since 2017, David studies at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with professor Erik T. Tawaststjerna where he is currently pursuing his Master’s degree.

David first appeared as soloist with orchestra when he was 13 years old touring Denmark and Ireland with North Zealand Symphony Orchestra and has since performed with orchestras such as Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic and St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra in Vilnius.

He played his first solo recital at the age of 15 and has since then played recitals in festivals such as Copenhagen Summer Festival, Helsingborg Piano Festival, Aarhus Chamber Music Festival and ”Festival & Friends” chamber music festival in Copenhagen.

David has received the Wegelius Foundation grand in Finland and two Jacob Gade Prizes (in 2021 and 2015).

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