Daniel Bulatkin is the youngest professional jazz musician on the Czech scene. He was born in 1999 in Prague. When he was 15 years old, he was awarded 3rd place in the prestigious solo piano competition ‘Pianist of the Year’ organized by the company PETROF. He was the youngest participant in the history of the competition. He defended his 3rd place in the following year of the competition. In 2018 he won the individual talent prize at the Cen-tral European Jazz Competition in Brno. Daniel is currently studying the jazz bachelor program at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. There, he's had the opportunity to perform, among others, alongside extraordinary saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev (RU).
Over the span of his short career he has collaborated, among others, with: Russ Spiegel (USA), Ben Tiberio (USA), Allison Wheeler (USA), Utsi Zimring (IL), Elon Turgeman (IL), Oleg Kireyev (RU), David Buchbinder (CAN), Ruggero Robin (IT), Rodrigo Parejo (ESP), Martin Valihora (SK), Milo Suchomel (SK), Miriam Bayle (SK), Yvonne Sanchez (CZ/PL), Martina Bárta (CZ/DE)…
His most valued collaboration, however, is with the Norwegian “Bass Viking” Per Mathisen. Together with him, Daniel tours with jazz&fusion superstars such as Ulf Wakenius (SWE; Oscar Peterson Quartet, Ray Brown trio, Herbie Hancock); Gary Husband (UK; John McLaughlin, Level 42, Allan Holdsworth) and Gergo Borlai (HU; Steve Vai, Trilok Gurtu, Al DiMeola).
Daniel currently prepares to release two long-anticipated debut albums with his projects presenting alloriginal music. The first album is the product of extensive touring alongside British alto sax prodigy Tom Smith. The second album will be the debut of the B/Y Organism – a collaboration with ethno-fusion guitarist Kirill Yakovlev, featuring Daniel mostly as an organist.
Daniel’s first original composition Lady of the Lake, arranged for big band by Andy Schofield, is now part of the repertoire of the prestigious Jazz Dock Orchestra. He is also currently a member of faculty at the International Conservatory in Prague.