Daniel Prandl is born 17th of November 1979 in Burghausen / Salzach.
Music is part and parcel of his life since he was four years old. Later, as a teenager, he relates to jazz. A love, he never lost hold of.
Consequently he studies at the University for Music and Performing Arts, Mannheim and at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki.

Meanwhile one of the most recognized piano players in Germany, Daniel is part of various projects and causes sensation in a mainstream context like Dirik Schilgen's Band JazzGrooves as well as with his Duo with trumpet player Thomas Siffling. With the Band "Schlag auf Schlag" he accompanies Radio- & TV-Shows for NDR, WDR and SWR. Apart from that, he works constantly for theaters like the Nationaltheater Mannheim or the Capitol, Mannheim.

Highlight for the time being is the release of Daniel's first album as a leader: "Fables & Fiction" is released June 8th 2012 on jazz'n'arts. And it's certainly not the last one…

„[...] Dass er dabei eigene Akzente setzen wird, dafür bürgt seine außerordentliche Qualität. Prandl, ein Meister verblüffender Improvisationswendungen, vereint in seinem Spiel treibenden Swing und kristalline Bebop-Härte mit den Subtilitäten der klassischen Musiktradition.“ Mannheimer Morgen


2001- 2002 studies at the music college, Regensburg | certified musician for popular music
2002- 2007 studies at the Staatl. Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim w/ Prof. Joerg Reiter
2006 Diploma Jazzpiano (1,0)
2007 Master of Music (1,0)
2007/08 studies at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki w/ Jarmo Savolainen
Furthermore studies/masterclasses/workshops w/ Martin Schrack, Jürgen Friedrich, Karsten Gorzel, Tom van der Geld, Thomas Stabenow, Jürgen Seefelder, Michael Küttner, David Liebman, Armen Donelian, Jukkis Uotila, Markus Ketola, Joe Lovano, John Goldsby, Andy Middleton, Jamey Aebersold, David Baker etc. Teaching 2005 tutor as substitue for Prof. Joerg Reiter at the Musikhochschule Mannheim.
2005-2007 and 2008-2013 teacher at the public music school, Viernheim for jazzpiano and keyboard, since 2009 also teacher for jazztheory
2006-2007 tutor for Piano as second instrument at Musikhochschule Mannheim.
since 2008 lecturer for jazzpiano at Musikhochschule Mannheim


2005 Awarded for outstanding soloing at the national competition of universities in Hamburg, Germany. First Prize with the Mannheim Jazz Orchestra.
2006 Annual IASJ Conference in Louisville, Kentucky
2007 scholarship awarded by the Art Foundation Baden-Württemberg
DAAD scholarship for the academic year 2007/2008
Nomination for the quarterly critics’ choice with Alexandra Lehmler Quintett (ALQ) in 2007/1 by the German Record Critics’ Award
2009 Finalist "Future Sound" Competition at the Leverkusener Jazztage w/ ALQ
2010 ALQ in the final round "Palma Comercial" Competition in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

„apart from Jazz“

since 2007 "Silvia Dias" (Pop/Rock) CD "Love is Paramount", DVD-Production (broadcasted on german television: DeluxeTV and PremiereStar)
2010/11 Musical "Abbey Road", Nationaltheater Mannheim
2012 musical director "The Last Five Years", Capitol Mannheim
2012/13 Musical "Avenue Q", Nationaltheater Mannheim
since 2012 Radio- & TV-Shows (NDR, WDR, SWR) with the Band "Schlag auf Schlag"
2013/14 2013/14 Musical "Company", Nationaltheater Mannheim