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Jack Dauner | pianist and composer

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Jack Dauner was born in 2006 in the French-speaking region of Switzerland, to American and German parents.

Introduced to the piano at a very young age by his grandmother, he was instantly captivated.

In 2011 the family relocated to Florida, and it was there that Jack began to earnestly study the piano. He began to perform along side of his mother in multiple theatrical productions, as well as regularly presenting his own concerts in nursing homes and markets.


A few years later, the family returned to Switzerland, where Jack entered the Montreux-Vevey-Riviera Conservatory. His horizons broadened well past his classical repertoire thanks to a Latin-jazz venue near his home, where he spent many an evening listening to music from Piazzolla to salsa, world music and jazz.


2017 brought Jack to Austria, where he started studying with Prof. Dr. Stanislaw Tichonow at the Joseph Haydn Conservatory in Eisenstadt. In addition, he is studying composition with Prof. Tibor Nemeth.


Jack Dauner's opera Toadette, the Frog Opera debuted in London on August 29th, 2022. An acclaimed new version of the opera was presented at the KLANGfrühling Festival in Stadtschlaining, Austria in May 2023.


Jack Dauner has won first prize in 10 international piano competitions in Austria, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine, as well as a first prize in the "IIIplus" (for university students) category in the Austrian national competition "Prima La Musica."


Aside from music, Jack is fascinated by nature and wildlife. He is an enthusiastic bird photographer and often includes nature and wildlife themes in his compositions and music videos. 

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