Daria Burlak was born in 1986 in Vladivostok (Russia). She received her first piano lessons at the age of five in Moscow.
In 2004 she completed her education in both solo and chamber music piano performance with Prof. A. Mndoyants and P. Fedotova at the Central Music School by the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory receiving a diploma with distinction.
From 2004 to 2005, she studied musicology (history and theory of music) at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
Since 2005, she has been studying at the Hochschule für Musik Köln (Cologne Conservatory of Music) in the classes of Prof. Vassily Lobanov (piano), Prof. Thierry Mechler (organ and improvisation), Prof. Anthony Spiri (chamber music), Barbara Maurer (contemporary music), Yoo-Chang Nah and Lia Montoya-Palmen (singing), Prof. Gerald Hambitzer (historical performing of music), receiving two diplomas with distinction as both concert organist and concert pianist in 2010 and obtaining the Master of Music degree in organ and piano performance in 2012.
In 2015, Daria completed her studies in organ performance (Konzertexamen, class of Prof. Dr. Martin Sander) at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold (Detmold Conservatory of Music), receiving a certificate with distinction.
In addition, she attended piano master classes given by, among others, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Walter Blankenheim, Dmitry Bashkirov and organ master classes by Olivier Latry, Eric Lebrun, Margareta Hürholz, Daniel Maurer, Daniel Roth, Frédéric Blanc, Harald Vogel and Gary Verkade.
Daria Burlak played several times in the Cologne Philharmonic Hall and performed as part of international festivals such as Internationale Orgelwoche Nürnberg – Musica Sacra, Orgelfestival Limburg and played piano and organ recitals in Germany, France, Holland, Sweden, Lithuania and Russia (among others, with the complete 24 Préludes by Debussy and the complete Livre du Saint Sacrement by Olivier Messiaen), as well as chamber music concerts (including Quartet for the End of Time by Messiaen). Recitals were broadcasted on Radio France, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Radio of Russia and in the USA.
During the concert tour to the USA in 2013-2014, Daria Burlak played 12 recitals in 8 states (among others, at the Washington National Cathedral, Milwaukee Cathedral and Hartford Cathedral).
Daria Burlak is prizewinner of international competitions: International Organ Competition Ville de Paris (2007, 2nd Prize and the Prize of the youngest soloist), 6th International Mikael Tariverdiev Organ Competition (2009, Hamburg, Germany – Worcester, MA – Moscow – Kaliningrad, 1st Prize and 10 special prizes), Canadian International Organ Competiton (2014, Montreal, 3rd Prize), 9th International organ competition at St. Andreas, Korschenbroich (2015, Germany, 1st Prize), 6th International Organ Competition Dudelange (2017, Luxembourg, 1st Prize and the audience award), 26th International Organ Competition “Grand Prix de Chartres” (2018, 2nd Prize).