Daniel Eras ’16 Wins 2015 MTNA National Championship

March 23, 2015


The Shattuck-St. Mary’s pianist from Costa Rica took first place at the 2015 Music Teachers National Association National Competition.

Las Vegas, NV- Daniel Eras ’16 won the 2015 Senior Piano National Competition in Las Vegas, NV. In addition, Daniel won the Chopin Prize for the best Chopin performance by the pianists.

Daniel qualified for the national competition in Fargo, ND in the end of January by winning his division. In Las Vegas, Daniel faced the winners from the other six divisions all over the United States in the national competition.  

Daniel becomes the second Shattuck-St. Mary’s student to win the MTNA National Competition joining Osip Nikiforov ’13 who won the 2011 MTNA Senior Piano Division.

  • Daniel Eras ’16, part of the Pre-Conservatory Program, won the 2015 MTNA National Competition