In June 2005, Daniel Colaner’s parents received the devastating news that their six-month old child had been diagnosed with stage IV Neuroblastoma, a rare pediatric cancer. At the time, he was given a 25 percent chance of survival. After extensive treatment involving surgery and chemotherapy, they were told that even if Daniel did survive, he may face cognitive delays, hearing loss, and nerve damage. To increase Daniel’s chances of developing normally, his parents exposed him to music at an early age and he began taking formal piano lessons at the age of 6. No one could have predicted that this infant would grow into a talented young performer who, in November of 2017 at the age of 12, would make his Carnegie Hall debut on solo piano and play the organ at St. Patrick Cathedral in New York City on the same day.
Daniel’s life is truly a witness to the healing power of music. His taste in music runs the gamut, from classical to contemporary, from jazz to American standards, and everything in between.
Join us for an evening of beautiful music, inspiration, and hope presented by this talented teen.