Pianist Daniel Gassin recorded his debut album, Roundtrip in 2004 with funding obtained from winning the Banyule/La Trobe University Young Artists’ Award. The album was influenced by seven months spent living in Paris In 2002-2003 (where he studied with local stalwart Laurent Fickelson), and has received significant airtime on prominent national and local radio.
In 2007 Daniel was the sole Australian to reach the finals of the Bosendorfer Jazz Solo Piano Competition at the iconic Montreux Jazz Festival in Swizterland. In 2008 he was selected to participate in the Jazz & Creative Music Workshop in Banff, Canada, headed by world-renowned U.S. trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas.
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A brilliant, lyrical young Melbourne pianist-composer... Sizzling, beautiful stuff.
--Richard Mohr, Readings
This is piano trio music that gets the sort of intense hum going that only the best of 'em do
--Ken Weir, Sunday Herald Sun