• 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. 

  • 5 yrs: 

- 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 :

- Danno was selected by News 24 as one of the 100 Mandela’s of the future

- President Cyril Ramaphosa – President of the Republic of South Africa selected Danno to be one of his Youth Trailblazers for 2018. – Danno is the youngest ever to receive this recognition from the President of South Africa

- Played at the Grammys After Party




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