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Daniel Seminara

F. Poulenc
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Biografie

Daniel Seminara was born in Domodossola, Italy, in 1989. He started playing the guitar at 6, and he soon enjoyed live performances and the audience. In 2005 he began his studies at the conservatory "Cantelli" of Novara with Prof. Maurizio Grandinetti. Daniel Seminara has successfully competed in several competitions, including first prize (Concorso di Stresa, 2002) and two second prizes (Concorso Citta di Voghera, 2007 and Riviera della Versilia "D. Ridolfi ", 2013).

In 2012 Seminara was selected for the Erasmus exchange program at the University of Music, Drama and Media Hanover, where he studied in the class of Prof. Frank Bungarten for one semester. In 2013 he received the diploma in Discipline Musicali di secondo livello with the addition of Summa cum Laude, for his work on sonatas for violin by J.S. Bach, presented in Novara. In addition to his musical studies, he also holds a bachelor's degree in "Management for the Arts, Culture and Communication" at the Bocconi University of Milan. In 2015, he completed his studies with distinction at the University of Music Theater and Media Hannover with Prof. Frank Bungarten.

Chamber music plays a major role for Daniel Seminara. In 2013 he played with the InSiena Ensemble a concert commemorating the late composer Stephen Dodgson, in 2015 he took part in the new and free improvised music project "Walden Deluxe" at Künstlerhof Schreyahn. Since 2015 Seminara is part of the Asambura-Ensemble.

Daniel Seminara is also active in the ancient music as lutist and basso continuo player. He performed with different ensemble with works like Alcina und Semele (Händel), Membra Jesu Nostri (Buxtehude), Auferstehung Jesu Christi, Musikalischen Exequien (Schütz), Dido und Aeneas (Purcell). In 2018 Seminara obtained the Master di Secondo livello at the Conservatorio A. Boito in Parma.