Colombian born composer. Daniel was born in October 27 in 1990 in Medellin – Colombia. He started his musical studies in the field of saxophone from 2000 to 2007 at Ciudad Bolívar School of Music. From 2009 to 2014, Daniel studied his bachelors degree in music composition at EAFIT university in Medellín – Colombia. There, he studied under the Mentorship of Dr. Marco Alunno.
In 2010 and 2011 Daniel was selected to participate in the project “Hey, Mozart!!” with Batuta National Symphonic; conducted by Juan Felipe Molano, current conductor of the youth orchestra LA (YOLA).
In 2012 Daniel won one prize of composition for wind band in the category 4 for the virtual bank of music with his piece “Morita”. Between 2012 and 2013 Daniel was the principal conductor of the Symphonic band in Gomez Plata – Antioquia. Between 2013 and 2014 was the principal conductor of the Symphonic band in Urrao – Antioquia.
In fall of 2014 Daniel went to United States to achieve his masters degree in Music Composition under the mentorship of Dr. Edward Knight at Oklahoma City University. In 2015 Daniel Applied in the same university for a double master degree in conducting with Dr. Eric Garcia. During his studies at Oklahoma City University, Daniel took courses of saxophone, organ and guitar. He also performed the baritone saxophone with the Oklahoma City University Wind Philharmonic.
Daniel served as an assistant conductor for the Oklahoma Youth Winds and Oklahoma Youth Orchestras. He also was the assistant conductor for OCU’s Fall 2015 Mainstage opera production of Don Pasquale. He was also the 2015-2016 Oklahoma Youth Orchestras (OYO) Composer-in-Residence.
In 2017 Daniel graduated from Oklahoma City University with a high GPA.