DANIEL SÁNCHEZ VELASCO

BIOGRAPHY


Daniel Sánchez Velasco (Avilés, 1972) studied orchestra conducting with Maximiano Valdés, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Leonid Grin, Neeme Järvi and Ari Rasilainen.

He has conducted the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias (OSPA), Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao (BOS), Orquesta Ciudad de Granada (OCG), Orquesta de Extremadura (OEX), Orquesta Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia (OSRM), Orquesta de Córdoba, Jugend Philarmonie Salzburg (Austria), Orquesta del Teatro Lírico “G.Verdi” de Trieste (Italia), Pärnu City Orchestra (Estonia), Estonian Youth Chamber Orchestra, Estonian National Youth Symphony Orchestra, Nürnberger Sinfoniker (Germany), Sinfonieorchester der Musikhochschule Würzburg (Germany), Deutsche Staatsphilarmonie Rheinland-Pfalz (Germany), Mikkeli City Orchestra (Finland), Jÿvaskÿla Sinfonia (Finland), Joven Orquesta Sinfónica de Asturias and Orquesta Clásica de Asturias.

Daniel Sánchez Velasco has a well-deserved reputation as composer. His pieces has been premiered with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, Oviedo Filarmonía, Orquesta Sinfónica de Gijón, Joven Orquesta del Principado de Asturias, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Orquesta de Extremadura, Sinfonieorchester der Musikhochschule Würzburg (Germany), Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco (México), Modesto Symphony Orchestra (USA) and Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra (USA).

He has done all the orchestrations and also is co-writer of the project “Nora, Mauro and the dreams, a musical tale”, premiered on May 2014 with OSPA; a piece that join in one concert a symphony orchestra, children choir, ballet and narrator. It was a great success  in Asturias and in Granada as well with the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada.

In February 2016 he has done the premiere with OSPA of his new piece “Flamenco Dances”, which it was a commission from the chief conductor Rossen Milanov. It has been a great success of critics and audience. Read more: DOSSIER DE PRENSA danzas flamencas.pdf

Now he is working on several projects as composer and conductor.

He studied clarinet and piano in the conservatoires of Avilés, Oviedo and the Karlsruhe Music High School.

In 2010 he got a scholarship from Asturias goverment to continue his conducting studies with Maestro Neeme Järvi in Estonia.

In 2013 he finished the Master of Music in Performance for Orchestra Conducting in the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg (Germany) with the Maestro Ari Rasilainen.

Recently he has won the 3º Prize and Audience Prize of the  IV Conductors Competition of the Orquesta de Córdoba.