Colombian pianist born in Cartagena, Colombia, 1982, Daniel Áñez started his piano studies at 9 with teachers Liliana Hernández and Mauricio Villa. In 2005 he received his Musician Pianist with Honors undergraduate diploma from the Los Andes University, Bogota, where he studied with Ignacio Pacheco and Antonio Carbonell. In 2009 he finished his Master's Degree in piano performance at the University of Montreal, where he studied with Paul Stewart. He’s also a doctorate piano graduate from the University of Montreal, where he studied with Paul Stewart and Lorraine Vaillancourt. In 2009 he studied history and analysis of Latin-American music with Coriún Aharonián. In 2015 he completed an Artist Diploma from the Conservatory of Music of Montreal in the performance of the Ondes Martenot with Estelle Lemire.
He was selected for the Cycle of Concerts for Young Performers in 2002 by the Bank of the Republic of Colombia. He won the first prize in the 3rd « Maria Clara Cullell » International Piano Competition in San José, Costa Rica, in 2004. In 2005 he won an Honorary Diploma in the National Piano Competition in the Industrial University of Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia. As a concert pianist, he has played solo recitals in Colombia, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Argentina and Canada.
Daniel Áñez specializes in contemporary repertoire. He is part of « Ensamble CG » in Bogota, as well as Wapiti Ensemble and Paramirabo Ensemble in Montreal. He is a co-organizer of the concert series No Hay Banda. He's part of the editorial committee of the contemporary music magazine Revue Circuit .