Daniel Abad Casanova
He is one of the conductors with one of the most versatile musical careers that captivates and excites all kinds of audiences.
His musical repertoire encompasses all kinds of styles, from Baroque to contemporary music.
Known for the intensity of his performances of the great classics and his ability to fuse classical music with different musical styles, such as Pop or Rock, bringing classical music closer to all kinds of audiences, spreading its musical vitality at every concert.
He is currently the principal conductor of the Comunidad Valenciana Chamber Orchestra, principal guest conductor of the Andorra Opera and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Wind Symphony Orchestra.
He has conducted prestigious symphony orchestras such as Orquesta de Valencia, Orquesta Sinfónica de la Región de Murcia, ADDA Sinfónica, Orquesta Sinfónica de Castellón, Orquesta Sinfónica de Albacete, Inegale Joven Orquesta, Orquesta de la Ópera de Andorra, Joven Orquesta Barroca de la Comunidad Valenciana, Orquesta Sinfónica Ciudad de Elche, Orquesta Ciudad de Llíria, New Professionals Orquestra (Londres) Jena Philarmoniker (Alemania), Filarmónica “Oltenia” Craiova (Rumanía), Banda Sinfónica Municipal de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Miguel Hernández, etc.
He studied piano at the Advanced Music Conservatory “Oscar Esplá” in Alicante and Conducting Orchestra and Conducting Choir in Advanced Music Conservatory “Joaquín Rodrigo in Valencia, getting the highest grades.
He continued his time of musical improvement, expanding orchestral conducting studios in London with Maestros Neil Thomson and John Farrer and in Weimar with Maestro Jorma Panula.
As one of the youngest conductors in his country, Daniel Abad Casanova began performing numerous concerts throughout multiple Spanish cities.
He has directed and worked with prestigious national and international soloists such as Manuel Ausensi, Antonio Gandía, Simón Orfila, Carmen Romeu, Haochen Zhang, Aisha Syed, Antonio Serrano, Andreas Prittwitz, Rubén Simeó, Iturvides Vilchez, Joana Jiménez, Abraham Cupeiro, etc.
Among his operatic repertoire as well as zarzuela are performances such as Giulio Cesare, Carmen, L’elisir d’amore, Los Cuentos de Hoffmann, Cavalleria Rusticana, La Revoltosa, La Boda de Luis Alonso, etc.
His concern when it comes to innovating in the classical music scene has led him to carry out large-scale projects welcomed with great enthusiasm for the audiences.
Among these projects we find “Clásicas” in which together with the Valencia Orchestra, the singer Soledad Giménez and international artists such as Iván Melón Lewis, Yoel Páez and Haruyoshi Mori created a symphonic project highlighting the value of the woman as a composer, with symphonic arrangements writes by himself and Ivan Melón Lewis of worldwide popular songs composed by women.
In the last editions of the Temudas Fest (Theatre, Music and Dance) he conducted Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Symphonic Wind Band in events that brought together more than 4000 people.
In 2019 Deleste Festival edition he conducted the symphonic concert of the Valencia Orchestra together with the group Indie – Rock Second, in which he also write symphonic arrangements of several of the themes of the last album of Second, Anillos y Raíces.
With Inegale Youth Orchestra, an orchestra made up of 90 musicians between the ages of 15 and 25, has carried out the project “Fiesta” in which they perform symphonic repertoire of Spanish and Latin American music, creating an interaction and festive atmosphere between orchestra and audience.
In his commitment to transmit the importance of music and its benefits in all fields, he created together with the neurobiologist and consultant Fernando Botella, the show “El Mensaje de la Música”, which are represented by different auditoriums of the Spanish geography.
In 2019, together with journalist David Blay publishes the book “El Viaje del Equilibrista”, a fable about the balance in life, profession and art, edited by Guante Blanco.