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Daniel began his musical studies in Valencia and continued his training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. During that stage he was a member of the Youth Orchestra of the Mediterranean Countries, the National Youth Orchestra of Spain, the Youth Orchestra of the European Union and the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra.
His professional career began in 2000 when he began working at the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra as solo trombone, a position he held until 2012. Daniel has played with most Spanish orchestras as well as with important ensembles such as the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra Mozart and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. He has had the privilege of working with and being inspired by great masters such as Sir Colin Davis, Bernard Haitink, Pierre Boulez, Kurt Masur, Franz Welser- Möst, Lorin Maazel, Carlo Maria Giulini, Lutz Köler, Marc Minkowski, Daniel Harding and Claudio Abbado. .
His commitment to education has been intense for many years, he has taught generations of successful trombonists and continues to do so. Among its students are professionals who hold important positions in international orchestras such as the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, the Armenian National Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, the Balearic Islands Symphony Orchestra, the Community Orchestra of Madrid, Academy of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Comic Opera of Berlin, City of Oviedo Orchestra, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra or the New World Symphony Orchestra of Miami.
Daniel is regularly invited by prestigious institutions to offer master classes: Hochschule für Musik in Rostock, Saarbrücken, Hannover, Freiburg, Weimar, Essen, Dublin, Sibelius Academy in Helsinki or the Conservatory of Music in Paris. He regularly collaborates as a bass brass teacher with the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) as well as with the Spanish National Youth Orchestra, the Catalonia Youth Orchestra or the Barenboim-Said Foundation Youth Orchestra.
Daniel has worked as a trombone and orchestra repertoire teacher at the Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco (Musikene) from 2004 to 2010, the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón (CSMA) from 2003 to 2021, at the Brass Academy Alicante since 2014 to the present, at the Conservatory of Music of the Liceo de Barcelona from 2015 to the present and at the Escuela Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) from 2006 to the present, where he also holds the position of coordinator of wind instruments.
Daniel is a versatile musician who likes to explore different musical areas, he has made recordings with jazz artists such as Perico Sambeat. He is also very active as an arranger and composer, his music is published by Brotons & Mercadal Edicions Musicals. In the academic field, he has a Master’s Degree in Musicology and Musical Education from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He has also completed a postgraduate course in orchestral conducting (2018-2022) at the Katarina Gurska Superior Center in Madrid under the tutelage of maestro George Pehlivanian.
The facet of director has always been present throughout Daniel’s career. He has directed ensembles such as the Brass Group of the Conservatory of Music of the Basque Country, the ESMUC Trombone Choir, the International Trombone Ensemble of the ITF 2015, the Aragon Brass Meeting, the European Brass Collective, an international resident group at the Brucknertage festival in St. Florian (Austria). He is also in charge of the artistic direction of the Nineties Trombone Ensemble. Daniel has conducted the Brass Ensemble of the Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceo in Barcelona, the Brass
Ensemble of the National Youth Orchestra of Spain, the Brass Ensemble of the Balearic Islands Symphony Orchestra and the Brass Ensemble of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria.
In the orchestral field, he has directed the Katarina Gurska Superior Center Symphony Orchestra on numerous occasions, performing concerts with repertoires such as Brahms’s First Symphony, Mahler’s Fourth and Fifth Symphonies and Sibelius’s Second Symphony, Berg’s Seven Early Songs, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, Mozart’s concerts for clarinet and bassoon or Arutiunian’s trumpet concerto, as well as repertoire for school concerts such as Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev. He has also conducted the Orchestra of the Escuela Superior de Música de Catalunya with repertoire such as Mendelssohn’s Wind Overture, Strauss’s Serenade for winds, Stravinsky’s Concert Dances, Sibelius’s Second Symphony and Schumann’s Fourth Symphony.Daniel has conducted Stravinsky’s Wind Symphony in front of the National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia. In January 2022 he conducted Dan Brown’s Wild Symphony conducting the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra (BOS) at the Euskalduna Palace and in January 2023 he has been invited again by the BOS to conduct the show Eolo & Company.
In the operatic field, Daniel has directed Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (2020) and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville (2021) in Slovenia, leading the Pehlivanian Opera Academy Orchestra. He has also been assistant director to Maestro Domingo Hindoyan in the production of Norma (2022) at the Gran Teatre del Liceo in Barcelona and assistant to Maestro Riccardo Frizza in the production of Il Trovatore (2022) at the Gran Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona. Among his future commitments is a concert in front of the Symphonic Band of the Superior School of Music of Catalonia next April, the musical direction of La Traviata with the Pehlivanian Opera Academy Orchestra in August 2023 and assistance to the musical direction by Maestro Riccardo Frizza for Un Ballo in Maschera at the Liceo de Barcelona next January 2024.
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