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Danielle Nadkarni began her piano studies at the age of 9 in her hometown of Barryville, NY. Taking up the clarinet at age ten and the bassoon one year later, the precocious young musician advanced very quickly. By the age of twelve, Ms. Nadkarni was studying with former Russian concert pianist Sergei Arzoumanov, who led her through the rigorous demands of European classical training. Danielle also studied for a brief time with Morris Borrenstein, a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music in New York.

Ms. Nadkarni performed many piano recitals with Sergei Arzoumanov in the New York area, including St. Paul's Festival of the Arts in Nyack, and the Master Arts Series of Warwick. Danielle also performed with other young musicians at the Four Seasons High Tea Concert Series in Port Jervis, in a concert dubbed the "Triple Threat", where she performed on all three of her instruments.

At the age of 14, Ms. Nadkarni became one of the youngest pianists to ever be accepted into the prestigious Shandelee Music Festival in New York, where she participated in masterclasses with international performer and teacher Nina Svetlanova, and performed several concerts with her colleagues at the festival.

Due in part to recurring tendonitis, Ms. Nadkarni chose to major in clarinet performance in college, and won a spot at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She continued to study piano while at NEC, and graduated with both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in clarinet performance. Danielle was awarded the Golden Family Scholarship and the Harold Wright Clarinet Merit Award, for outstanding potential as a performing artist.

Ms. Nadkarni, remains an active orchestral player in the Boston area, and a dedicated full-time teacher of the clarinet and piano. She lives with her husband and two dogs in Wake Forest, NC.


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