Daniëlle Bourne was born and raised in Den Bosch, Netherlands, to parents of Surinamese descent. Music filled her home, and her first formal musical education began as a church choir girl with the Schola Cantorum in Den Bosch.
Later, the piano captured her heart. Her professional classical training began at the age of 15 at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, followed by earning her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Solo/Excellence cum laude at the Utrecht Conservatory. She studied under renowned teachers such as Peter Zimmerman, Kamilla Bystrova, Paolo Giacometti, and Klara Wurtz.
Daniëlle has performed as a soloist and in duos with Steven Bourne (cello), Merel Vercammen (violin), and Charlie Bo Meijering (piano) on various stages in the Netherlands and abroad. Some notable venues include the Royal Concertgebouw, TivoliVredenburg, Wiener Konzerthaus, De Doelen, as well as performances at the Delft Chamber Music Festival, International Chamber Music Festival Utrecht, and the Opening of the Uitmarkt in Amsterdam.
Daniëlle has made several appearances on national television, including the program “Jonge mensen op weg naar het concertpodium” (Young People on Their Way to the Concert Stage) by Avro, which featured a portrait of Daniëlle’s life as a young musician. The program “Nieuw in Nederland” (New in the Netherlands) showcased a reportage of a music theater performance where she provided music on the American Photo Player for a silent film from 1912. She has also appeared on Pauw & Witteman, Kunststof TV, the live broadcast of the Opening of the Uitmarkt, Omroep Max, and in a promotional video for the Royal Concertgebouw.
Daniëlle has participated in masterclasses with notable musicians such as Franco Scala, Viktor Derevianko, Philip Kawin, Alan Weiss, and Martijn van de Hoek. She was also a participant in The International Holland Music Sessions, where she received guidance from Jan Marisse Huizing.
Daniëlle has been a laureate in various competitions, including the Prinses Christina Concours, SJMN Concours, and the International Prix d’Amadeo Jeunesse Competition.
Known as a versatile bridge-builder, Daniëlle’s musical endeavors extend beyond classical piano. She also works in world music and popular music as a pianist and vocalist. Additionally, she composes solo piano and piano-vocal works with a minimalist and soulful style.
She is actively involved in using music for social impact. She serves as an ambassador for a hospital band in Malawi, runs a piano school, and enables her students to experience the social power of music by organizing performances at nursing homes.
Through her contemplative yet passionate approach to playing, Daniëlle aims to delight, move, touch, and inspire her audience.
“Daniëlle Bourne possesses extraordinary pianistic talent. She combines natural technique with a deep musical understanding. Moreover, she has a remarkable stage presence and can truly captivate and engage her audience with her playing.” – Paolo Giacometti