Pianist Mikael Darmanie has performed throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Russia, including appearances at The Weill Institute at Carnegie Hall, The Moscow Conservatory, Mainly Mozart Festival, The Rising Star Piano Series in Southampton, and The Emerald City Music Festival.
Mikael is the keyboardist and DJ, as well as a composer and arranger, for the band Warp Trio, described as "a talented group that exemplifies the genre-obliterating direction of contemporary classical music” (Columbia Free Times). The Trio has performed throughout the world in genres ranging from jazz to hip-hop, rock, contemporary classical, bluegrass, fusion, and electronic dance music, most recently in Spain at the International Experimental Music Meeting, and at the Marché des Arts du Spectacle d'Abidjan in the Ivory Coast.
A strong advocate for the music being created today, Mikael is a frequent performer in New York City's new music scene in places such as Times Square, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Natural History Museum, and Joe's Pub. Mikael is currently finishing his doctorate at Stony Brook University.