Danish pianist David Munk-Nielsen (b. 1998) has won first prize at the Nordsjælland Piano Festival, in the Berling Classical competition and in the Tampere and Tallinn piano competitions, among other merits. He appeared as soloist on tour with the Nordsjælland Orchestra at the early age of 13, and in recent years he has appeared with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, the Tampere Philharmonic and the Sipoo Chamber Orchestra. He has given solo recitals at the Mänttä Music Festival, at Kangasala Hall and at the Copenhagen summer festival.
Munk-Nielsen began playing piano at the age of five, and one year later he participated in a TV show studying brain development, where he played a Chopin waltz while sensors monitored his brain activity. Having studied with Professor Anne Øland, he went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus in 2015 and subsequently joined Professor Erik T. Tawaststjerna’s class at the Sibelius Academy in 2017. He is the recipient of a grant from the Wegelius Foundation in Finland and of the Jacob Gade Prize in Denmark in 2021 and 2015.