Daniel Espie, Director of Music
Daniel Espie, a 2013 graduate of Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance, has been performing internationally for over ten years. In 2017 he attained his Master’s Degree in Piano Performance with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in London after his studies with pianist Rustem Hayroudinoff. Daniel has maintained a busy performing schedule as a solo and collaborative artist, accompanying instrumentalists and vocalists and playing chamber music in a number of different settings. Daniel has performed with large ensembles including the Temple University Wind Symphony, Percussion Ensemble, and New Music Ensemble, as well as smaller chamber groups such as the Temple Ensemble, based in London. Recent performances include appearances at the Duke’s Hall at the Royal Academy of Music, London, the Philadelphia Ethical Society, and Carnegie Hall in New York City.
In addition to maintaining an active performance schedule, Daniel teaches privately in the Philadelphia area, maintains a teaching schedule at the Maplewood Music Studio in Chestnut Hill, and is an accompanist and vocal coach for the music theatre department at the University of the Arts.
Daniel is an outspoken vegan, motivated by animal rights advocacy, environmental preservation, and social justice movements. He is thrilled to be a part of the FPCS team.