“I am satisfied when our music touches people in the heart."
Daniel Reuss (born 1961) studied with Barend Schuurman at the Rotterdam Conservatory. In 1990, he became director of Cappella Amsterdam, which he turned into a full-time professional ensemble that is now one of the most sought after in the Netherlands.
From 2003 until 2006 year he was chief conductor of the RIAS Kammerchor in Berlin, with whom he recorded a number of successful CDs. Their CD with works by Martin and Messiaen (released by Harmonia Mundi) won both the "Diapason d'or de l'année 2004" and the "Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik".
The CD's Les Noces, Le vin Herbé and Händels Solomon have also been critically acclaimed (reviews Le Vin Herbé).
In summer 2006, at the invitation of Pierre Boulez, Daniel Reuss teached and conducted at the summer 2006 Lucerne Festival Academy.
In February 2007, Reuss made his debut at the English National Opera, with Händel's Agrippina. From September 2008 he is appointed artistic director and chief conductor of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir.
In 2010, he was nominated together with Cappella Amsterdam and the Estonian Philharmonic Orchestra for a Grammy for best choral performance for the recording of Martin's Golgotha (harmonia mundi).
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