Cellist | Conductor | Educator
About Daniel Pini
Nurtured as a conductor and cellist in Australia and throughout Europe, Daniel has performed at many of the major opera houses and concert halls in the world including the Elbphilharmonie, Berliner Philharmonie, Philharmonie de Paris, the Warsaw Filharmonia, Royal Festival Hall, and Sydney Opera House. In 2018 he was awarded a Fellowship with Sydney Symphony Orchestra, in 2019 he secured a position with Southbank Sinfonia Orchestra, and he has been assistant conductor to David Curtis from 2020. In 2022, Daniel was also the recipient of a DYCP grant from the Arts Council of England for conducting and the EAMA/Cynthia Lilley Fellowship.
Daniel has conducted in Australia, the UK, and Germany with orchestras such as The People’s Orchestra, The Rusty Orchestra, Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra, and The Film Orchestra. His repertoire ranges from operas such as Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, and Borodin’s Prince Igor, to orchestral and symphonic music by Richard Strauss, Stravinsky, Debussy, Copland, John Williams, Borodin, as well as staples, such as Dvorak, Sibelius, Brahms, and Beethoven.
As a cellist, Daniel has worked extensively. Some orchestras he has performed with include Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia Orchestra, Junge Deutsche Oper, Philharmonia Orchestra, and Southbank Sinfonia Orchestra. As a soloist and chamber musician, Daniel has performed internationally, appearing in festivals, such as Adelaide Cello Festival, Festival Dino Ciani, and Anghiari Festival. His repertoire spans genres from renaissance to today, specialising in romantic and contemporary Western Art Music.
Born in Sydney, Australia to musical parents, Daniel studied Cello at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In 2012, he moved to Germany where he continued his studies at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Dastellende Kunst, Stuttgart. His awards and scholarships include the Corinne d’Haag-Meyer scholarship for his studies in Australia, a DYCP grant for Conducting from the Arts Council of England and a EAMA/Cynthia Lilley Fellowship from the European American Musicians Association. He is currently co-director of the arts company FABLE ARTS.