1998 – 2006 Bachelor’s Degree 10/10 cum laude in piano Performance with Maestro Riccardo Bettini at the Conservatoire “Luca Marenzio” in Brescia.
2003 – 2008 Master's Degree 110/110 cum laude in Set Design and Theatre Direction at L.A.B.A. University (Libera Accademia di Belle Arti) in Brescia.
2008 – 2011 Master’s Degree 110/110 cum laude in classical Piano Performance with Maestro Gerardo Chimini at the Conservatoire “Luca Marenzio” in Brescia.
2017 Symphonic Sketch "Dance on the spring of life" won the composer's competition in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Arturo Toscanini's birth. It was performed in "Teatro Luciano Pavarotti" in Modena and in "Sala Giuseppe Verdi" in Parma's Conservatoire.
2014 String quarter “Danza Visionaria” was selected as one of ten best works at Seattle Composers Alliance Competition in Seattle, U.S.A.
2014 Second prize at International composers competition “Busan Maru International Music Festival in Busan, Korea.
2014 Third prize at International Composers Competition “Ilaria Rambaldi” a Chieti, Italy.
2014 First prize with the choir of children “Santa Maria di Nazareth in the silver section of the competition organized by ’USCI in Brescia”
2013 - 2014 The winner of the International competition of sacred music "David Maria Turoldo" - the second edition.
2008 Performance of chamber music with the soprano Annalisa Stroppa in “Rassegna concertistica Città di Montichiari” - the winners of the first prize.
2004 Collaboration as composer with the Theatral company ”Il carretto dello spirito” for the play “La ballata dei tre e dell’uno” - the first prize in “Punto Art” competition.
2001 The winner of the scholarship of the competition “Isidoro Capitanio” .
2002 – 2014 Studies in music composition with Maestro Giancarlo Facchinetti at “Scuola di musica Santa Cecilia” in Brescia.
1998 – 2014 Studies in violin performance with Maestro Elena Allegretti in Brescia.
1998 – 2015 Studies in drawing and painting with Maestro Elena Allegretti in Brescia.
2008 Master with Maestro Aldo Ciccolini in Padova.
2009 Summer Master Corse with Maestro Gerardo Chimini at Lake Garda
2010 Summer Master Corse with Maestro Gerardo Chimini at Lake Garda
2012 Summer Master Corse with Maestro Giancarlo Facchinetti at “Teatro delle Ali” in Breno (Bs)
2001 – 2004 Collaboration as pianist for the Naples Theatral Plays directed by Vittorio Palumbo.
2004 Collaboration as composer with the Theatral company ”Il carretto dello spirito” for the play “La ballata dei tre e dell’uno”, directed by Federico Bertolotti.
2005 Collaboration as composer with a theatre company “Il carretto dello spirito” for the play “L’anticamera del paradiso” written and directed by Federico Bertolotti.
2006 Directed short movie “L'inferno e il Paradiso” with Federico Bertolotti and Matteo Lo Cicero.
2007 Directed short movie “Impotent” with Yeh Jen Lo.
2010 Collaboration as composer with a theatre company “Linkastro” for the play “Il Calapranzi” by Harold Pinter directed by Deborah Prati.
2011 the Conservatoire "Arrigo Boito" in Parma commissioned me three parts of the opera "The prince mushroom" for eight instruments and voice based on M° Aldo Bertone libretto
2011 - 2013 Direction of the Choir “Montorfano” of the town of Coccaglio.
2012 Interview during the radio program “L’angolo della musica classica” organized by Mrs. Oretta Pierotti Cei on 14th July 2012 from 17:00 to 18:30
2013-present Direction of the children choir “S. Maria di Nazareth” in Brescia, Italy.
2014 Teaches “History of Music in L.A.B.A. (Libera Academia di Belle Arti) in Brescia, Italy.
Since 2008 I am working on different musical projects, including the performances of my compositions, performances with a trio, solo piano concerts, piano and violin concerts and the concert with the orchestra.
2008 “The Music as Protagonist on the Stage”
The thesis analyzes the importance of the music for Theatre and Movie. For that occasion I composed the music for the theatre for Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest”.
2011 “Hammerklavier op. 106 by Ludwig Van Beethoven –analysis-“
This analysis explore how Beethoven uses few musical elements to create this important work with all means of counterpoint.
Daniel Espen - Biography