Acclaimed for the individuality and passion of her interpretations, her dedication to the sound and attention to detail, Italian conductor Daniela Musca is sought after as both a symphonic and an operatic conductor.
In the season 23/24 she will return to conduct the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, she will make her debut with the Jönköping Sinfonietta and Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and she will conduct the New Year’s Concert with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra. Later on, she will be involved in a new operatic production at Wermland Opera in Karlstadt. Firmly committed to developing new generations of artists, she will be working with the orchestras of the music academies both in Malmö and Gothenburg.
During the past few years, Daniela made her debut at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, conducting Rigoletto, and at Malmö Opera with Out of the Blue, a new work for dancers and orchestra including music by Bach, Stravinsky and Björk, choreographed by Anouk Van Dijk. She conducted the Odense Symphony Orchestra at the final rounds and the winners’ concert of the Carl Nielsen International Competition in April 2022, broadcasted by medici.tv.
Her first recording, with the Norrköping Symphony and harpist Delphine Constantin-Reznik, was released on the BIS label in October 2021.
From 2014-18 Daniela was associated with the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, where she conducted production premieres of L’elisir d’amore, The Count of Luxembourg and Eugene Onegin as well as revivals of Don Pasquale, The Threepenny Opera, La Traviata, Norma and Otello. Her debut at the International May Festival in Germany, conducting Otello and L’elisir d’amore, was critically acclaimed, as was her Austrian debut at the Lehar Festival in Bad Ischl in 2018 where she led a new production of The Land of Smiles. Her interpretation of Eugene Onegin at the Staatstheater Darmstadt in 2017 was awarded the prize for the best Musical Interpretation at the Hessian Theater Days.
She has appeared as guest conductor with several orchestras, including the Gothenburg Symphony, Norrköping Symphony, Trondheim Symphony, the Norwegian Radio, Turku Symphony, Würzburg Philharmonic, Recreation Großes Orchester Graz and Oulu Sinfonia.
Born in Rome, she studied piano and chamber music at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia, followed by a master’s degree at Basel Music Academy. She was a student of pianist Lazar Berman until his death in 2005. In 2006 she moved to Berlin to study orchestral conducting at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule, where she received a prize for conducting contemporary music, and subsequently attended masterclasses with Gianluigi Gelmetti at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. In 2017 she was a semi-finalist at the Georg Solti Conducting Competition in Frankfurt.
As an assistant conductor and prompter she has worked at the Staatsoper Berlin, Bavarian State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin and Salzburg Festival. As a pianist, she has accompanied Júlia Várady, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Cecilia Bartoli and Silvana Bazzoni Bartoli. She recorded the documentary Le passage du Flambeau with Júlia Várady, directed by Bruno Monsaingeon.