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Daniel Suk, Artistic Director  & Conductor

Daniel Suk has enjoyed an international career as an operatic tenor and as a conductor worldwide for over 25 years. Daniel is a true citizen of the world who has strong classical music and multi-cultural background.  With contemporary taste, Daniel works with creative vision and passion who strive for the creation of cutting edge next generation of performing art.

Daniel was born into a musical family where his mother was a pianist, and his father was an opera singer. Daniel learned piano at a very early age, but his passion changed to opera singing after discovering his voice in his late teens.

In 1990, Daniel was accepted to Lucio Campiani, National Music Conservatory of Mantova, Italy. Since his debut in 1995 at Opera House, Mantova, Italy, Daniel has performed in many prestigious opera houses in Europe, Asia, and America. Among them are Opera Verona Italy, Opera Bologna Italy, Los Angeles Opera, La Fenice, Venice, Italy; Walt Disney Concert Hall, Royce Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Center, and Opera Nice France.

As a Music Director and Conductor Daniel served many prestigious organizations. Daniel served as conductor of the Chamber Orchestra of Mantova, Italy from 1996 to 1999, conducting much Baroque and Classical Era compositions. He served as Artistic Director and Conductor for L’Opera Laboratory of Verona, Italy from 1998 to 2000 where he produced and conducted more than 40 concerts and ten operas. From 2008 to 2011 Daniel served as a guest conductor and assistant conductor for UCLA Symphony and UCLA Chorale. After his return to Los Angeles, Daniel conducted at every major concert venue in Southern California and has performed at more than 100 concert venues throughout the U.S.

Since 2011, Daniel has been serving as an artistic director and conductor for the all-professional Dream Orchestra. Daniel has led The Dream Orchestra to become a premier performing art organization in Southern California in a short eight years. As an artistic director, Daniel has given creative and versatile classical music productions/performances throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. 

Among the notable productions and conducting includes Symphonic season at the Broad Stage, Santa Monica and Zipper Hall, Los Angeles.  Presenting world top instrumentalists such as violinist Inmo Yang, YeEun Choi, and pianist, Ray Ushikubo, Yeol-Eum Son, and Fabio Bidini.  The world premiere of The Opera L’Lisola Al Cina by G. Gazzaniga, Verona Summer Opera Festivals, The International Choral Festival Los Angeles,  Dream Concerts throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. Ballet and contemporary dance Gala, “Petra Conti and friends” where he presents world top dancers and The Korea Fantasy at Walt Disney Concert Hall with more than 500 performers.

Daniel is also, the conductor of all professional chorus “Opera Chorus of Los Angeles.” Compromised with top opera singers from Los Angeles and Orange County. With join forces, notable productions are “Rossini Stabat Mater,” “Mozart Requiem,” “Verdi Requiem” and Annual Messiah and summer choral concert at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles, Los Angeles.

Annual season at the Zipper Hall includes annual Opera Gala presenting world top opera singers such as Angel Blue, Julie Adams, Nicolas Brownlee, Vladimir Chernov, Vladimir Dmitruk, Joshua Guerrero, Konu Kim, and many young artists from Los Angele s Opera.  The Symphonic Season presents great symphonies featuring top local musicians and graduate students from top music institutions from the world.

For the educational program, the annual “Young Stars of Tomorrow” featured more than 30 next generations of young musicians from Colburn School of Music, OCSA, LACHSA and other high schools around L.A. and O. C. for the chance to perform with Dream Orchestra as a soloist. 

Daniel is also dedicating his musical talents to the youth music program the “Young Artists Orchestra of Los Angeles.” With more than 100 members, YAOLA gives two annual concerts, four charity events and participated at the West Coast Youth Orchestra Festival at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

A passionate advocate for community outreach and education, Daniel is also known for his master classes, Entrepreneurship in performing art and delivering lecture-recitals. Daniel’s notable lecture includes Dream Philharmonic Lecture Series and guest lecturer for Yale University, UCLA, Cal Art, and Gonzaga University.

Daniel also supports other charities and future musicians by raising funds with charity concerts throughout Los Angeles. Daniel and The Dream Orchestra has raised more than $20,000 for different charity groups such as Beacon Light Homeless Mission, World Refugee Silk Road Mission, and victims of New Orland’s hurricane victims.  Daniel also raised more than $15,000.00 scholarships to young students.

Today, with his passionate artistic vision, Daniel is cultivating future generations of audiences and also educating communities to classical music. He gives lecture series to various charities, organizations and raises scholarship funds for the future. Daniel has given performance opportunity to young and world-class musicians from all over the world. Among them are L.A. Opera young artists, Columbia Artists Management, IMG Artists, various youth orchestra players from L.A. and Orange County, Colburn School of Music, Academy and Conservatory students, Music students from top music institution in America and notable International competition winners.