Verstappen, Daniel

A youngster from Limburg, Belgium, found a soulmate. In more ways then one, the piano will become exactly that for Daniel. Barely five years old, Daniel is already playing his favorite instrument. He later earns his bachelor's and master's degrees in music at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven.

As a child and during his studies at the conservatory, he gets inspired by epic masterpieces by classical composers.  In the fall of 2016, he releases his first album, featuring compositions for piano, accompanied by orchestra and/or electronic music. The soundtrack to his album titled "From The Heart" written for piano and orchestra, marks the start of his career. With promising reviews and appreciation from music critics worldwide.

At an early age, Daniel is already touring Europe, playing at The Night Of The Proms and performing with Brussels Philharmonic. Even more notable names cross his path: Hooverphonic, Andrea Bocelli, Ennio Morricone, Anastacia, Angie Stone, Blue, Melanie C, Vogue, John Miles, Gloria Estefan, Wyclef Jean, Ceelo Green, Andrea Boccelli, Zucchero, Simple Minds, Joss Stone, Chaka Khan, Natalie Imbruglia, Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), Peter Cetera (Chicago), Natasha Bedingfield, Marlon Roudette, Mark King, Gabriel Rios, Jane Birkin, Keane, Ronan Keating, Joe Jackson, Basement Jaxx, Gavin DeGraw, Maria Mena, The Beach Boys, Katie Melua, Sam Sparro and Amy MacDonald... .

In his own country, Daniel also builds musical bridges. With Loredana (de Amicis) and Dimi (Dimitri Vantomme), for example. And his solo performance for “People of Tomorrow” on their way to Tomorrowland 2022 at the Antwerp Handelsbeurs did not go unnoticed either.

In 2017, at the Midem Festival in Cannes, Daniel's music gets well received by international producers and publishers. In 2020, he releases his new album and launches his live show "Reconnection", referring to "reconnecting" with ourselves in a new world. On stage, all compositions come to life in a "live immersive experience" of 3D visuals, light show, live musicians and special acts.

Daniel's international debut by the Black Sea in Varna, Bulgaria, proved a great success, with interviews on major TV & Radio stations. The concept "Bridge between Cultures" is catching on.

Daniel's mission has since become his trademark: to give the classical piano a modern twist and connect different generations. At the same time, he strives to create a harmonious symbiosis between classical piano and modern music.

On February 5, 2022, he's invited to perform at the World Expo in Dubai as part of the "Belgian Day." In the presence of the Belgian royal couple and statesmen including the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, he plays an unforgettable concert. On March 19, he performed at the outdoor stage of the Belgian pavilion and the following day in front of the Romanian pavilion.