Reddam House Constantia, Cape Town, South Africa
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) Cape Town to study music full time
UNISA ( University of South Africa- Wind Band Foundation under the leadership
of Professor Karendra De Vroop) in Johannesburg
Trinity College UK
1 yrs old :
- Danno’s starts playing drums when still in diapers.
3 yrs :
- Makes his first appearance on National Television.
- Former Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka invites Daniel to play at her official residence in Cape Town.
4 yrs :
- Daniel makes history as the youngest artist to receive a full endorsement from Yamaha and Anatolian Cymbals.
- Danno starts playing gigs.
- Performs at Freedom Day Celebration for President Mbeki
- Live performances at the World Trade Centre – New Orleans, USA; International Convention Centre - Children’s Hospital - New Orleans, USA November – 2008
- Child Welfare Annual Dinner Johannesburg, SA Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa, Ms Baleka Mbete, International Woman’s Day Celebration in Parliament.
6 yrs :
- Forms the DANIEL PETERSEN III FOUNDATION making it possible at his 6th birthday at the Grand West Entertainment Centre for 200 kids from disadvantaged backgrounds and under-privileged environments to receive brand new flutes from Yamaha. They were treated to Nando’s and of course a drumming solo of a life-time from Danno himself.
- Performs at 90th Birthday celebrations of Nelson Mandela.
- Plays at a multi-national workshop of Don Wilson – eight times kickboxing champion of the USA. He was Don’s ultimate example of, “ someone who believes he can do it ”.
- Danno is invited to perform at one of the inauguration functions of President Barack Obama. This was respectfully declined!
- Danno performs at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival USA.
7 yrs :
- 7 - 11 yrs : Makes history when Danno appears in a SA Afrikaans text book for grade 7 learners for the next 5 years.
8 yrs :
- Danno makes the line-up for the popular New Orleans jazz festival in the USA. (Close to 700,000 people).
- Performs with his family in the Expresso Family contest shown on SABC 3 where Danno sang along with his sister, and also reveals an accomplished command of the jazz piano while his father plays drums this time. (Continued 8 yrs old)
- Performs at Nelson Mandela’s 93rd birthday in Portugal. This was also the fundraiser with former Governor of the reserve bank Tito Mboweni for the Nelson Mandela Children’s hospital.
- His Yamaha advertisement is voted by ADFOCUS Financial Mail – by more than 1 million people out of 70 000 commercials – as one of the 20 most liked ads on TV.
9 yrs :
- Appears live with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra at the Christmas concert 2011. This concert was broadcast to over 270 Countries worldwide.
10 yrs :
- Performs at the Nelson Mandela’s 95th Birthday celebrations in Washington DC and UCLA Los Angeles as a special guest of His Excellency Mr. Ebrahim Rasool – SA Ambassador to the USA.
- Plays live at a very prestigious UNISA Gala Dinner with the following musicians: Michael Philips – Base guitar player for Judith Sepuma, Cameron Ward – Guitar player for Hugh Masekela, Johan Mthethwa – keyboard player for Joyous Celebration.
11 yrs :
- Becomes SA’s youngest University Student and enrolls at the University of the Western Cape UWC.
12 yrs :
- January 2015, he records his first demo album at Capital records Hollywood USA in. One of the youngest to record a demo album.
13 yrs :
- Danno passes grade 8 music exams with a distinction through Trinity College London as the youngest person in South Africa to achieve it at 13.
- Performs on the soundtrack of the film, Kalushi – Biopic of the Solomon Mahlangu story – with the Rashid Lanie Band. The film premiered in March, the soundtrack winning the Rapid Lion Award for the best music score.
- Attended the Louis Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp at Loyola University – New Orleans.
- Appeared on the Drum Channel with Don Lombardi President of DW Drums
- Attended a Jam session with Earth Wind and Fire Producer Wayne Vaughn.
14 yrs :
- 30 September 2016 – Danno turns 14 yrs old, a decade ago since Yamaha endorsement.
- October 1, Join the DRUM WORKSHOP INC. DW DRUMS INTERNATIONAL as an official International Artist.
- Danno toured the USA where conducted 51 music workshops as an International speaker and drummer. ±300 students per workshop attended.
- He has done several Live TV shows with more than 100 million people viewing his appearance.
- Recipient of the 44 th President Barack Obama – Lifetime Achievement Award
15 yrs :