A "vibrant and expressive performer who could steal the show in every concert" — The New York Times

Daniela Mineva (piano) combines a unique approach to standard repertory with dedication to performance of works by living composers. A prizewinner in the 2007 Jean Francaix Piano Competition, the 1998 Steinway International Piano Competition and the "Music and the Earth" International Competition, she has performed with such contemporary music ensembles as Speculum Musicae, OSSIA-Rochester, Twenty One, and the International Society for Pianists and Composers. Currently on the faculty of Humboldt State University, Dr. Mineva previously taught at the Eastman School of Music, Concordia University-Chicago, University of North Texas, Hochstein School of Music and the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.

Born in Bulgaria, Dr. Mineva began piano lessons with her mother at the age of five. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Piano Performance and Choral Conducting rom the Sofia Music Academy, as well as a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Outstanding Graduate Diploma from the University of North Texas, an Artist Certificate from Northwestern University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and Performance Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. She was a recipient of fellowships to the Tanglewood Music Festival, the Institute for Contemporary Music in New York, the Liberace Foundation for Performing Arts, Open Society, and the New Symphony Orchestra in Sofia, Bulgaria.