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Daniela Musca

Daniela Musca vor dunklem Hintergrund

The conductor with Italian temperament was born in Rome and studied piano and chamber music there. Daniela Musca, who also completed studies in musicology and Italian literature, later moved to Berlin where she began her studies in orchestral conducting.

Daniela Musca sitzt auf Stufen und blickt nach rechts

Conductor with Italian temperament

Acclaimed for the individuality of her passionate interpretations, her tireless dedication to the sound and accuracy in the details, Italian conductor Daniela Musca undoubtedly has an exceptional artistic personality to offer.

She is an internationally sought-after symphonic and operatic conductor, who has previously worked with orchestras such as the Gothenburg Symphony, Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra, "recreation - Großes Orchester Graz", Norrköping Symfoniker, Trondheim Symfoniorkester, Casco Phil (Belgium), Philarmonisches Orchester Würzburg and Oulu Sinfonia (Finnland), among others. 

From 2014 to 2018, Daniela Musca was firmly involved as conductor with the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, where she conducted the premieres of "L'elisir d'amore", "The Count of Luxembourg" and "Eugene Onegin" as well as the revivals of "Don Pasquale", "The Threepenny Opera", "La Traviata","Norma" and "Otello “.

She gave a critically acclaimed debut at the International May Festival in Germany conducting both "L'elisir d'amore" and “Otello”,  followed by her Austrian debut at the Lehár Festival in Bad Ischl, where she led a new production of Franz Lehár's "The land of smiles”.

Some of the highlights of the upcoming 21/22 season will be her debuts with Stockholm Philharmonic, the Royal Opera in Stockholm and the Malmö Opera. She will also conduct the final rounds and the winner concert of the prestigious “Carl Nielsen International Competition” in Odense. Her first CD recording with BIS Records and Norrköping Symfoniker will be released in October ’21.

Her passionate commitment in working with new generations of artists will lead her to meet the orchestras of both Malmö and Gothenburg Academy this season. She will be part of ‘Side by Side by El Sistema”, hosted by GSO in June '22.

Daniela Musca was born in Rome, where she started to play piano at the age of three. She graduated in Piano and Chamber Music at the "Conservatorio di S.Cecilia” and pursued her postgraduate studies with a Master’s Degree at the "Music Akademie Der Stadt Basel”. She was a student of Lazar Berman until his death. In 2006 she moved to Berlin to study Orchestral Conducting at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler” and subsequently attended masterclasses with Gianluigi Gelmetti at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena.

As a Musical Assistant and Maestro Suggeritore, Daniela Musca worked at the Staatsoper Berlin, at the Bayerische Staatsoper, at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and at the Salzburg Festival.

As a pianist, she was accompanist of Júlia Várady and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau from 2008 to 2011 and worked for Cecilia Bartoli and Silvana Bazzoni Bartoli. She recorded the DVD documentary "Le passage du Flambeau" with Julia Varady, directed by Bruno Monsaingeon.

Daniela Musca was a fellow of the Rotary Club Italy (2001) and "Live Music Now Berlin" (2008 to 2011), 2009 she received a prize at the Hanns Eisler Competition for Conducting of Contemporary Music in Berlin and she was semifinalist at the Georg Solti Conducting Competition in Frankfurt in 2017.

Her interpretation of Eugen Onegin at the Staatstheater Darmstadt (2017) was awarded the prize for the best Musical Interpretation at the Hessian Theater Days.

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