Marlon Daniel: Artistic and Music Director

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PRIZEWINNER - BUCHAREST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION 2018

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE MUSIQUE SAINT-GEORGES, Artistic and Music Director

ENSEMBLE DU MONDE, Music Director

TEATRO LÍRICO NACIONAL DE CUBA, Principal Guest Conductor

PAZARDZHIK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Guest Conductor

ORQUESTA SINFÓNICA NACIONAL DE CUBA, Guest Conductor

TATARSTAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA,
Guest Conductor

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, Director of Orchestral Ensembles
One of the most dynamic conductors of his generation, Marlon DANIEL has been described as “a natural and enormous talent” by the Chicago Sun-Times and as “fabulous and exceptional” by Pravda. A laureate of the 2018 Bucharest Symphony Orchestra International Conducting Competition, he has performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the world, from New York’s Carnegie Hall to Prague’s Rudolfinum.

He has made acclaimed débuts with Chineke! Junior Orchestra, Havana Lyceum Orchestra, Sofia Sinfonietta and Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, where he conducted the Russian premiere of William Grant Still’s iconic Afro-American Symphony. In 2016, he conducted the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Cuba, where he was the first African American to conduct the orchestra in its sixty-five-year history.

DANIEL is the world’s foremost authority on the life and music of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint- Georges and a champion of music by living and neglected composers. A recipient of the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music Award, he has conducted numerous premieres and worked with composers that include Adolphus Hailstork, Giya KanchelI, Libby Larsen, Tania Léon, Nkeiru Okoye, Fred Onovwerosuoke, Hampson Sisler, Eino Tamberg, and George Walker.
Educated in both Europe and the United States, he studied at Manhattan School of Music, the Prague Academy, Fontainebleau, and Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía. His conducting teachers have included Jiří Bělohlávek, David Gilbert, Tomáš Koutník, Miriam Němcová and Jorma Panula. He has also received advice from Sir Simon Rattle at the Berliner Philharmonie and Iván Fischer at the Beethovenfest Bonn.

DANIEL has held positions as Associate Conductor of the Praga Sinfonietta, Principal Guest Conductor of the Pazardzhik Symphony Orchestra and the inaugural Music Director for the Colour of Music Festival. He has also been a guest lecturer for the Lunigiana International Music Festival, Opera America, Sphinx Organization, Tafelmusik, and at Columbia and Yale Universities. He is currently Artistic and Music Director of Festival Saint-Georges, Music Director of Ensemble du Monde, Founder and Music Director of the All Caribbean Youth Orchestra, and Associate Conductor of Florida Grand Opera.