<p> <strong> Daniel Lopez Lauber</strong>, born in Mercedes, Uruguay, began studying piano at the age of 6 under the direction of Carmen Issasi. In 1996, he obtained a Professor of Piano and Music Theory diploma from the Institute of Music Education in Uruguay. As a Professor of Piano he continued to perfect his skills under the guidance of Professor Blanca Varese in Montevideo and Maestro Jose Maria Martino Rodas in Mercedes, Uruguay.</p>
<p> In 1998, Daniel entered &quot;Ciudad de Montevideo&quot; a piano competition in which he won a scholarship as a semifinalist for a master's class with the French pianist Pascal Le Carre.</p>
<p> In 2000, Daniel continued under the well renowned classical pianist Eduardo Alfonso and during that time he accomplished:</p> 2nd place winner of a national competition at &quot;Elaine Richepin Association&quot; (Uruguay) in October 2000. 1st place winner of two national competitions at &quot;Ateneo de Montevideo&quot; (Uruguay) on October 28, 2001. Two, 1-year Scholarships for private Piano lessons obtained from &quot;Sociedad Uruguaya de Artistas Interpretes&quot; (SUDEI) in 2000 and 2002.
<p> Among others, Daniel performed at the Eusebio Gimenez Library, College Hermanas del Huerto, Club Union Oriental, Bodega Beccaria, AGADU Hall, Ateneo of Montevideo, Rural House Hall, Anglo Theater and Vaz Ferreira Hall in Uruguay. Additionally, he performed in numerous churches and private locations.</p>
<p> In 2004 Daniel was selected for a performance scholarship sponsored by the College of Charleston (SC). Daniel performed in various locations and events including the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Monday Night Series at the College of Charleston, Millennium Music, Bishop Gadsden, and the Daniel Music Building. During this time he was selected for an interview from a television station from Uruguay, to play a piece and to speak about his experiences in the U.S. The station traveled from Uruguay to Charleston for the interview. He now holds an Artist Certificate in Performance from the College of Charleston.</p>
<p> Daniel started his teaching career in Uruguay, continued in Charleston, SC and is currently teaching private lessons to students of all levels and ages in Houston, TX. Daniel is a very devoted and patient teacher who is well liked and respected by his students.</p>