Daniel Gil de Tejada is one of the most successful conductors of his generation. He has been awarded in six international orchestral competitions  which has led him to conduct in Italy, France, Poland, Bulgaria and Romania.

Born in Valencia, Daniel Gil de Tejada finished his Piano and Choir Conducting Studies at the “Conservatorio Superior de Musica Joaquín Rodrigo” of Valencia with  Eduardo Cifre.

In 1999 he was awarded a scholarship from the “Valencian Institute of Music” and moved to London to study conducting at the “Royal College of Music“, where he got a “Postgraduate in Orchestra Conducting” and “Postgraduate in Advanced in Orchestra Conducting” with professors Neil Thomson and John Carewe. In the Royal College he usually worked with the orchestras “RCM Sinfonietta”, “RCM Orchestra” and “RCM Synphony”. He was awarded the “August Mann Prize” for conducting and the “Norman Mar Prize” twice. Furthermore, he studied composition with British composer Edwin Roxburgh.

 

Upon his return from London, and after working at the  Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona as assistant Choir director, he begins his relationship with Ópera de Sabadell where he has conducted more than thirty operas such as Manon by J. Massenet, Roméo et Juliette by Ch. Gounod, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte and Die Zauberflöte by Mozart, La Cenerentola and Il Barbiere di Siviglia by G. Rossini,Manon Lescaut, La Bohème,Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, Tosca, Turandot by G. Puccini, Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti, Norma by Bellini, Traviata, Don Carlo, Otello and Falstaff, by Verdi,  among other.

He was the second-prize winner at the “III ConcorsoInternazionale per direttored’Opera Luigi Mancinelli” in Orvieto, the third-prize winner at the “X ConcorsoInternazionale per Direttored’Orquestra A. Pedrotti” in Trento and the 1st prize at the “XV Concorso per Giovanni Direttored’OrquestradellaUnioneEuropea 2008” in Spoleto, which led to his conducting debut in Italy with L’elisird’amore by G. Donizetti at the Teatro Sperimentale di Spoleto in the 63rd Opera Season and Il MatrimonioSegreto by D. Cimarosa in the 64th season.

In May 2015 he won the 1st prize in the contest “Operation of the Black Sea Opera” in Constanta, Romania and debuted the following year in that city with La Bohèmeby G. Puccini.

In December 2015 he debuted in the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona replacing the conductor  MarcoArmiliato, conducting Lucia di Lammermoor of G. Donizetti together with singers Juan Diego Florez and Elena Mosuc, with great success of public and critic.

In December of 2016 he conducted Cavalleria Rusticana (P. Mascagni) and Pagliacci (R. Leoncavallo) in the 49th Stagione of Jesi, Italy, with the G. Rossini Orchestra.

In 2017 he conducted again in the Gran Teatre del Liceu  the Concert of winners of the International Singing Competition Viñas and in the Real Theater of Madrid, together with the Symphonic Orchestra of Madrid.

In January 2018 he won the second prize in the “First European Union Leadership Competition” in Sofia, Bulgaria. In June he debuted with the “Orquesta de Valencia” in a concert organized by La Caixa with “Grandes coros de Ópera”.

In September 2018, he won the first prize at the “Opera Nice Côte d’Azur Conducting Competition” in Nice, France.

He has conducted Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid, Orquesta Sinfónica del Gran Teatre del Liceu, Orquesta de Valencia, Orquestra Sinfónica del Vallés, Orquesta de Córdoba, OrquestrePhilharmonique de Nice, Orchestra Sinfónica G. Rossini, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento, Orchestra del Teatro Sperimentale di Spoleto, WitoldLutoslawskiChamberPhilharmonia, amongother.

Apartfromthis, he has alsoconductedsoloistslike Juan Diego Flórez, Elena Mosuc, Saioa Hernández, Maria José Siri, Fabio Armiliato, Andrea Ulbrich, Norma Fantini, Fabián Veloz, Ángel Ódenaor Simón Orfila in theaterssuch as Teatro Real in Madrid, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Auditorio andPalau de la Música in Barcelona, Palau de Valencia, Ópera Nice, Teatro Pergolesi inJesi, Teatro Sperimentale di Spoleto and Bulgaria Hall inSofia.

Upcoming commitments include conductingthe operas Macbeth by Verdi and Die Zauberflöte by Mozart in Ópera de Sabadell,El jove barber de Sevilla with the Orchestra of the Conservatori del Liceuin Teatre del Liceu and symphonic concerts with Debrecen Philharmonic Orchestra  andGyör  Philharmonic Orchestra in Hungary.

Recently, he has been appointed Musical Director and Deputy Artistic Director of Amics de l´Òpera de Sabadell / Òpera Catalunya.