Daniel Ropota

Daniel Ropota is a Romanian pianist, an alumnus of the Royal Northern College of Music (Bachelor) and is currently in his final year of the Master of Music course at the RNCM with professor Kathryn Stott as his principal study tutor.

He was awarded a scholarship award for his first undergraduate academic year (2015/2016) and is now supported in his postgraduate studies by the ABRSM EU Postrgraduate Scholarship. His past years are marked by a total of twenty four prizes from various piano competitions spanning countries such as Romania, Italy and Hungary and over fifty solo, orchestra and chamber music recitals.

In 2013, he was awarded by the Education and Training Inspectorate from his hometown in recognition of his contribution to the reputation of the city of Iasi (Romania), through gaining exceptional results at national and international competitions.

      He has held solo piano and chamber music recitals at festivals such as “The International George Enescu Festival” – Romania,  “The Chetham’s International Piano Summer School”-United Kingdom and “Crescendo, Summer Institute Festival” – Hungary.

      At the age of fifteen he made his debut as a soloist and has since played with a number of philharmonic orchestras from Romania, Moldavia and England, including  Manchester Camerata in 2017 as part of the RNCM conducting masterclass.

      Daniel has had the opportunity to participate in masterclasses given by pianists including Stephen Hough, Steven Osborne, Philippe Cassard, Alexandra Dariescu, and Josu Okinena.

      In 2018 he made his London debut at St. Martin in the Fields, invited by the Romanian Cultural Institute. He concluded his undergraduate studies with a concert at The University of Manchester where he performed George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with Gorton Phiharmonic Orchestra.