Daniel Reuss was born to German parents in the Netherlands in 1961, and studied choral conducting with Barend Schuurman at the Rotterdam Conservatory. In 1990, he became director ofCappella Amsterdam, which he turned into a full-time professional ensemble and is still directing today. He conducted the RIAS Kammerchor for the first time in 2000; during his four years as artistic director of the choir (2003-6), they made five recordings forharmonia mundi.
Daniel Reuss is regularly invited to conduct chamber orchestras and vocal ensembles throughout Europe: Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Concerto Köln, MusikFabrik, Collegium Vocale Gent, Hilliard Ensemble, Accentus Choeur de Chambre, among others. At the invitation ofPierre Boulez, Daniel Reuss taught and conducted at the summer 2006 Lucerne Festival Academy. In February 2007, he made his debut at the English National Opera, withHandel’s Agrippina .
Daniel Reuss has also become artistic director and chief conductor of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir in September 2008.
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