David Munk-Nielsen was born in 1998 in Copenhagen and started playing the piano at the age of 5.
When he was 6 years old, David participated in the TV show ”Me and my age” which was about the
development of the brain. Among other things, David played his first Chopin waltz. David studied for
seven years with professor Anne Øland until he entered the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus in 2015.
Since 2017 David studies at the Sibelius Academy with professor Erik T. Tawaststjerna. David is a
prize winner in both danish and international piano competitions: 1st prize at the North Zealand Piano
Festival (2010), Gold medal in Berling Classical Music Competition (2015), special prize at the 8th
Nordic Piano Competition in Sweden for the best interpretation of a romantic work (2017), 1st prize at
International Stasys Vainiunas Competition in Lithuania (2018) and the grand prix award in the Helmi
Vesa piano competition for all pianists at the Sibelius Academy (2019). Latest in March 2019, David
won the 2nd prize in the Aarhus International Piano Competition as well as 2 special prizes (Carl
Nielsen prize and EMCY prize). David first appeared as soloist with orchestra when he was 13 years
old touring Denmark and Ireland with North Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He played his first solo
recital at the age of 15 and has since then played many recitals and appeared in festivals such as
Copenhagen Summer Festival, Helsingborg Piano Festival and Aarhus Chamber Music Festival.