Official Website of Marlon Daniel

One of the most dynamic conductors of his generation, Marlon Daniel has been described as “a natural and enormous talent” by the Chicago Sun-Times and as “fabulous and exceptional” by Pravda. A laureate of the 2018 Bucharest Symphony Orchestra International Conducting Competition, he has performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the world, from New York’s Carnegie Hall to Prague’s Rudolfinum.
Daniel has made acclaimed débuts with the Chineke! Junior Orchestra, Havana Lyceum Orchestra, Sofia Sinfonietta and Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, where he conducted the Russian premiere of William Grant Still’s iconic Afro-American Symphony. In 2016, he conducted the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Cuba, where he was the first African American to conduct the orchestra in its sixty-five-year history.
He is the world’s foremost authority on the life and music of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. A champion of music by living and neglected composers, Daniel is a recipient of the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music award, and has worked closely and conducted the premieres of works by numerous composers, including Adolphus Hailstork, Giya KanchelI, Libby Larsen, Tania Léon, Arturo Márquez, Nkeiru Okoye, Fred Onovwerosuoke, Hampson Sisler, Eino Tamberg, and George Walker.
Educated in both Europe and the United States, he studied at Manhattan School of Music and the Prague Academy. He earned diplomas from Fontainebleau in France and Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Spain. His conducting teachers have included Jiří Bělohlávek, David Gilbert, Tomáš Koutník, Miriam Němcová and Jorma Panula, with whom he keeps a close relationship. He has also received advice from Sir Simon Rattle at the Berliner Philharmonie and Iván Fischer at the Beethovenfest Bonn.
Daniel has held positions as Associate Conductor of the Praga Sinfonietta, Principal Guest Conductor of the Pazardzhik Symphony Orchestra and the inaugural Music Director for the Colour of Music Festival. He has been a guest lecturer with Tafelmusik, Opera America, Lunigiana International Music Festival, and at Columbia and Yale Universities. 
Currently, he is active internationally as a guest conductor and is Artistic and Music Director of the Festival International de Musique Saint-Georges, Music Director of Ensemble du Monde (chamber orchestra), Founder and Music Director of ACYO (All - Caribbean Youth Orchestra) and Associate Conductor of Florida Grand Opera.