A former Los Angeles Philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel Fellow, Daniel Cohen, the 3rd Prize of the 2010 Evgeny Svetlanov International Conducting Competition was recently nominated Kapellmeister at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where during the 2015-16 season he will conduct performances of Lucia di Lammermoor, The Barber of Seville, La Traviata, Magic Flute and Don Giovanni.
Daniel made his acclaimed debut with the Canadian Opera Company with Christopher Alden’s production of La clemenza di Tito. Working extensively in Italy, Daniel conducted the Italian premiere of D’Avalos’ Maria di Venosa at the 2013 Festival della Valle d’Itria, and opened the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari’s season with a new production of Massenet’s Don Quichotte in 2012.
2013/14 saw Daniel conduct a revival of Rigoletto at New Israeli Opera and two open-air performances of Don Giovanni at their Opera Festival in Acco. In summer 2015, he returns to the Festival to conduct Le nozze di Figaro, and will conduct La Cenerentola on the main stage in 2016. At the Israeli Opera Daniel also conducted performances of such operas as Verdi’s Otello, Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Tchaikovsky’s Pique Dame and Berg’s Wozzeck.
Daniel Cohen’s orchestral engagements this season include a return to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale in Florence and his debuts with the Milwaukee Symphony, Tampere Philharmonic orchestras, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Staatsoper Hannover and West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
Highlights from last season include engagements with the Orchestra dell’Arena di Verona and London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble. Other recent engagements were with the Orchestre National de Montpellier, Oxford Philomusica and the European Union Chamber Orchestra. He recently made his debut with the Orchestra of NorrlandsOperan and will return to conduct them in 2015/16.
Daniel is Music Director of the Jersey Chamber Orchestra where he has worked with artists such as Nicola Benedetti, Sophie Bevan, Alison Balsom and Lawrence Zazzo. He is also Artistic Director of the Gropius Ensemble, which specialises in a synthesis of music and theater, collaborating with actor Itay Tiran.
Daniel was part of the Lucerne Festival Academy’s Composer Project where he worked alongside Pierre Boulez and was previously Assistant Conductor to Daniel Barenboim at the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.