Name: Mikael Darmanie
Originally from: Trinidad
Last school attended: the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Notable performance: Mr. Darmanie has performed Brazilian and French music in Lincoln Center Institute’s Kenan Fellowship performance series.
Mikael Darmanie began his music studies at the age of 12 in Trinidad and Tobago, eventually matriculating at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He holds a master’s degree and artist diploma from the University of Cincinnati, College–Conservatory of Music. Mr. Darmanie has performed throughout the United States, France, Switzerland, Germany and the Caribbean, and has won first prize in the Southeastern Regional Piano Competition, Bearcat Festival Chopin Competition, Eurterpe Scholarship Competition, and the North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs Competition.
Mr. Darmanie has performed in master classes for Leon Fleisher, Paul Schenly, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Jerome Lowenthal, Joseph Kalichstein, and Menahem Pressler.
Mr. Darmanie has given performances in North Carolina, Tennessee and Ohio, conducting various concerti from the keyboard, and has had his own compositions performed throughout the United States and Western Europe.