Daniel is a native of Colombia, but is now based in the UK. He holds a Bachelor of Music and Choral Conducting from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Bogotá, Colombia, receiving the Order of Academic Merit. He then undertook an M.A. in Choral conducting under the tutelage of Simon Halsey CBE and Julian Wilkins at the University of Birmingham, UK, graduating with Distinction. Daniel is also a BRICC Scholarship winner, granted by the British Council, to study at The London School of English.
Daniel studied piano with Professor Oxana Viritch and singing with Beatriz Mora (Colombia) and Alison Chamberlain (UK). He was recently awarded with a place in the Crouch End Mentoring Scheme under the tutelage of David Temple CBE. Daniel has also been developing his conducting skills under internationally acclaimed choral conductors, including Anthony Trecek-King, Bob Chilcott, Daniel Hyde and Simon Carrington.
Daniel is a former assistant conductor of the Children's Cantoría under the direction of Eunice Prada Nagay, and was the musical director of the San Bartolomé’s School Choir during the period 2018-2021. Other positions include the musical director and main organist of the Immaculate Concepción of Chicó Parish as well as distinguished lecturer in the National Program of Youth Orchestras and Choirs Batuta Fundation, as musical director of the Representative Choir Batuta Bogotá. Currently, Daniel is Choral Director for the UK’s leading choral singing provision, the Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing Programme, conducting the Bradford Catholic Senior Girls’ Choir and the Bradford Catholic Junior Choir. This is Daniel’s second season with Knaresborough Choral Society.