Nurtured as a conductor and cellist in Australia and throughout Europe, Daniel has performed at many of the major opera houses and concert halls 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 the recipient of a DYCP grant from the Arts Council of England for conducting and the EAMA/Cynthia Lilley Fellowship. In 2023 Daniel moved to Paris, where he has been mentored by Alexander Briger.
Daniel has conducted in Australia, the UK, Paris, and Germany with symphony and chamber orchestras. His repertoire ranges widely from operas to chamber and orchestral works and he particularly enjoys curating concerts with works from Australian composers and contemporary music.
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 Corinna D'Hage-Mayer scholarship for his studies in Australia, a DYCP grant for Conducting from the Arts Council of England and an EAMA/Cynthia Lilley Fellowship from the European American Musicians Association. He is currently co-director of the arts company FABLE ARTS.