Seri Dan grew up in Seoul, Korea, and started playing piano when she was 7 years old. At the age of 11, her piano teacher noticed that she also had a talent for singing, so she started taking piano and singing lessons at the same time.
Seri won a classical vocal competition in Seoul the following year. After finishing elementary school, she decided to focus just on her piano playing, attending the Kaywon High School of the Arts. She got her Bachelor’s degree with full marks at the Kyunghee University, studying with Prof. Hyo-Sun Lim on a full scholarship.
In 2016 Seri moved to Germany and began her piano masters degree under the tuition of Prof. Alfonso Gómez and Tamara Stefanovich at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg. It was during her time in Freiburg that she met trombonist Kris Garfitt and began collaborating in several concerts and recordings. After achieving her Master’s degree with full marks at all three graduation recitals, Seri went on to the Hochschule für Musik Mannheim to study Korrepetition (collaborative piano) under Chiaki Ohara.
Since meeting Kris Garfitt, they are playing recital concerts regularly throughout Germany, England and across Europe. Seri has also accompanied Kris in several major international music competitions such as the ARD Music Competition in Germany, Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition in London, Jeju International Music Competitions and IPV (International German Trombone Association) Competition, where he was always awarded the first prize.
Seri has regularly performed in chamber music projects and worked as a piano accompanist for the Germany Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2020, she is working as a collaborative pianist and chamber music assistant at the Hochschule für Musik Saar, in Saarbrücken, Germany.
Seri was also the official accompanist of many international trombone competitions, such as the IPV International Trombone Competition 2020 and the Michel Becquet Trombone Competition 2023.