As a student, Daniel Canosa studied composition and orchestral conducting at the Argentine Catholic University and the Universidad Nacional de La Plata. He pursued his interest in the Baroque repertoire under Argentine maestro Sergio Siminovich. After some years of leading various groups in Argentina, Mr. Canosa founded and directed the critically acclaimed Conjunto Egmont, for which he was singled out in 1988 as “one of the best conductors in the country.”
In 1990 Canosa came to the United States as guest conductor for the Apollo Orchestra and Chorus in the Sierra Foothills. His extensive repertoire there has included symphonic and choral masterworks of all periods. He continued his study of Baroque music with conductor Nicholas McGegan in Berkeley, California.
Traveling to Europe, Daniel Canosa studied with the legendary maestro Sergiu Celibidache, music director of the Munich Philharmonic. In 1996, Canosa became the music director of the Nieuw Amsterdam Barokorkest en Koor, which performed on original instruments. With this orchestra he toured extensively in The Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. Also in Amsterdam, he conducted the award-winning women’s choir D’Avanti.
Upon returning to California, Mr. Canosa became the artistic director and conductor of the Apollo Baroque Orchestra. He has also appeared as guest conductor with the Camellia Symphony Orchestra and the San Francisco Bach Choir. In addition to his conducting, Canosa is also a composer. His studies of music history and research into the original music of classical Greece have led to his original compositions to accompany the Greek dramas Alcestis, Philoctetes, and Iphigenia in Tauris. He has conducted the contemporary music ensemble for productions of these plays by Apollo Theater. An extended biographical reference to Daniel Canosa appears in the book Career in the Music Industry, career role models for young adults (Mitchell Lane, publishers).