Marlon Daniel

Pianist/Conductor Marlon Daniel has performed in Europe and North America and appeared in music festivals in Fontainbleau, Santander, the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and the 12th International Music Festival in Kromerĩz, Czech Republic. He has received the Rose Hanus Fellowship, the Mu Phi Epsilon Mabel Henderson Memorial Grant for Foreign Experience, a Capitol Region Foundation Grant for Arts in Education and an Honorary Key to the City of Chicago for Outstanding Musical Achievement bestowed by the late Mayor Harold Washington. He has performed as a piano soloist with the Chicago Metropolitan Orchestra receiving critical acclaim and made his debut as conductor in 2002 at Lincoln Center. Mr. Daniel attended the American Conservatory of Music in his native Chicago, the Manhattan School of Music and New York University and has studied with Salvatore Spina, Arkady Aronov, Alexander Edelman, Miyoko Nakaya Lotto, and Nicolai Lomov. His studies in conducting were with David Gilbert, Arkady Leytush, and Louis Salemno. He has been a member of the New York Philharmonic Conductor’s Round Table and is the Founder and Artistic Director of the New York chamber orchestra “Manhattan Virtuosi” and Music Director of “Ensemble du Monde.” Mr. Daniel was named Associate/Assistant Conductor of the Prague “Sinfonietta” 2004-2006 while pursuing post-graduate studies at the Prague Conservatory and in 2011, his CD “Phoenix Forever” (MSR Classics Label) was nominated for a Grammy Award after receiving rave reviews. Currently, Mr. Daniel is the 2012-2014 Resident Conductor of the Sofia Sinfonietta, Bulgaria.

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