Daniel Sutton has written more than 30 symphonic, chamber, solo, and vocal works. Also, a virtuoso pianist, Sutton regularly performs his own piano works as well as works of the standard repertoire. He has won several competitions and honors including prizes in the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition in Palm Springs and the Magues Piano Competition in Cincinnati. He made his Carnegie Hall debut at Weil Recital Hall in 1996 and has performed extensively as a soloist, chamber musician, vocal accompanist, and soloist with various orchestras. He attended The Juilliard School as a scholarship student of Josef Raieff and teaching assistant. During his years at Juilliard he made his debut as a composer with performances of his chamber works Homage to Machaut, The Magic Theatre, and Golden Pears of the Earth. He received his doctorate from the Manhattan School of Music in 1995.