Pianist Daniel Espie joins us as guest musician at our Sunday Worship on November 12th.
Philadelphia-based pianist Daniel Espie has been performing professionally for over fifteen years. Having received his MMus from the Royal Academy of Music (2017) and his BM from Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance (2013), Daniel has performed with large ensembles including the Ocean City Pops, Philadelphia Boys Choir, Temple University Wind Symphony, Percussion Ensemble, and New Music Ensemble, as well as smaller chamber groups including Philadelphia-based ENA Ensemble.
Daniel is active in the Philadelphia musical theater community, having served as the Associate Music Director for the Walnut Street Theatre’s productions of Rocky the Musical(2022), The Little Mermaid (2021) and Young Frankenstein (2019), and Music Director for the University of the Art’s productions of Promenade (2021) and The Wild Party (2019). He conducted productions of Mary Poppins (2022) at Quintessence Theatre and Head Over Heels (2023) at Theatre Horizon. He recently finished an extended run as Associate Music Director of the Arden Theatre’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins (2023).
Accolades include the Jacobs Music Steinway Award (2013), the Dr. Millard E. Gladfelter Tribute Scholarship (2012), and second place in the Delius Prize at the Royal Academy of Music (2015). Daniel was the 2018 recipient of the Williamson Foundation Grant to continue studies in piano repertoire with Dr. Steven Smith of Penn State University.