Daniel Capps

Daniel Capps made his debut with New York City Ballet in October 2011 and, following several further invitations over the winter season, was appointed as Resident Conductor in July 2012.

Daniel first conducted for dance with the Royal Ballet, making his main stage debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in May 2008, where he has been a regular guest ever since. Daniel’s work has received much critical acclaim and has been broadcast on both television and ‘Big Screens’ throughout the world, including a DVD release of Wayne McGregor’s ballet Chroma. He has toured with the Royal Ballet and NYCB to China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Cuba, France, Spain, Mexico, Denmark and the USA, conducting at venues such as the Beijing National Theatre, Tiananmen Square, the Kennedy Center, Washington, the Châtelet Theatre, Paris, the Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo and the Gran Teatro, Havana. In June 2011 Daniel made his debut with the National Ballet of Canada, conducting Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Daniel graduated with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music and in 2012 was made an Associate (ARAM). Whilst studying Advanced Conducting with Colin Metters, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Charles Mackerras, Mark Wigglesworth, Peter Eötvös, Thomas Adès and George Hurst, Daniel was awarded the Sir Henry Wood scholarship, the Bob Harding Award, the Ernest Read Conducting Prize and, on two occasions, the Fred Southhall Memorial Prize for conducting.

Equally at home on the concert platform, Daniel has been fortunate enough to have worked with the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Danish Orchestra, Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Toyko Philharmonic, The Royal Danish Orchestra, National Ballet Orchestra of China, The New Japan Philharmonic, Kansai Philharmonic, Washington Opera Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica del Gran Teatro de La Habana, National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, Orchestre national d’Ile de France, Orchestra of the National Ballet of Canada, Orquestra de Cadaqués, Orchestre de Franche-Comté and the Monteverdi Choir amongst others. He has performed all over Europe, including concerts in St Petersburg, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Barcelona, Stockholm, Prague, Tallinn, Bucharest, Dubrovnik, Helsinki, Bratislava, Porto, Brasov and throughout the UK.

Daniel also acted as assistant conductor to Sir John Eliot Gardiner from 2003, notably with the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, whilst also working for the BBC for their drama about the first performance of Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony as seen on BBC television. Daniel again assisted Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the ORR during their residence at the Châtelet Theatre, Paris, conducting in each of the performances of Berlioz’ Les Troyens, the DVD of which won a Gramophone Award. He also worked on La Finta Giardiniera with the English Baroque Soloists at the Royal Opera House and the ORR’s Brahms project.

Daniel is currently Music Director of the University of London Symphony Orchestra, London Mahler Orchestra and the Sirius Ensemble.