Music Department Chair

Daniel Lau, piano


Doctor of Musical Arts, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
MM, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
BM, Loma Linda University


Lau attended Loma Linda University, graduating with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance – high honors while winning the Dean’s Award of Arts and Sciences. He then attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music, becoming a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda honorary society while earning Masters and Doctoral degrees. His major teachers include Lillian Freundlich, Anita Norskov Olsen, Samuel Sanders, and Jerome Lowenthal. Dr. Lau is a dedicated educator of music and has given masterclasses and clinics throughout the United States. He has taught at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music, the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and is currently the Chair of the Department of Music at Washington Adventist University and on the faculty of the New England Music Camp.

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Pianist Daniel Lau has received enthusiastic press notices for both his solo and chamber performances. The Washington Post praised his “exemplary artistry;” the Baltimore Sun noted “Lau’s beautifully shaded playing;” the Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA) lauded his “flair, great technical proficiency and expressiveness;” and La Liberté (Fribourg, Switzerland) cited “playful nuances, translucent phrasing, and miraculous sonorities.” He has appeared in recitals and with orchestras throughout North America and Europe. With soprano Sabrina Coleman Clark, he has performed a multimedia show, “Marian Anderson – A Legacy of Hope,” to thousands of school children. He is a founding member of the Ravel Trio praised recently by the Swiss Journal du Jura, “Splendid interpretation, vigorous and nuanced playing.”