Daniel, Itaï (1967)

Born in Israel, Itaï Daniel is a composer, pianist and conductor. He began his musical studies by learning piano with internationally renowned teachers such as Jonathan Zak, Boris Guslitzer and Victor Derevianko. He then to learned the viola and attended classes in harmony. In 1991 he entered the Academy of Music of Tel Aviv University, where he studied conducting and choral conducting with Noam Sherif and Avner Itai.

In 1995, Itaï Daniel left Israel for the United States, where he worked as a conductor. At the same time, he continued his career as a pianist, started teaching vocal technique, and trained professional singers; these activities were in fact essential for his composition work.

Since 2004, now based in Paris, he decideed to fully devote himself to composition. Among his major works in the Jewish tradition are three large cantatas Machzor Chayim, Shma Koleinu and B’reshït and many compositions based on the major Jewish prayers and texts (Yotzer, Haskivenu, Shalom Rav, Kaddish, Oseh Shalom, Adon Olam). He is also the author of a grand sonata as well as a toccata for the piano and a sonata for flute-solo. His works have been performed in England, the United States, Germany, South Africa, and France.

Since 2009, Itaï Daniel is the conductor of the Copernic Choral Ensemble in Paris, now recognized as one of the best Jewish choirs in Europe.

See Itaï Daniel’s Website
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