Daniel won 1. prize at the Italy Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Competition's Timpani Category
in Fermo, Italy, 2012, and 2. prize at the Hungarian National Percussion Competition
in Budapest, 2009. He was nominated for the Gundel Award
in 2014 and received several scholarships
since 2011 by MOL & New Europe Foundation, Bank of China, Liszt Academy of Music (Budapest) and the Avedis Zildjian Company PASIC 2015 Scholarship.
He received his Bachelor and Master diplomas in classical percussion from the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary
, where he studied with Zoltán Rácz and Szabolcs Joó and took masterclasses with Steve Gadd & Horacio Hernandez & John Riley at Croatia Drum Camp
, with Christopher Lamb & Vadim Karpinos & She-e Wu at Northwestern University’s Percussion Symposium
(Evanston, IL, USA) in addition to Dave Weckl, Gergo Borlai, Gordon Stout, Marc Damoulakis and Pedro Carneiro.