Daniel is a conductor, teacher, and performer. He started as a clarinetist in a youth symphonic band, studying with renowned clarinetists Vangel Tangarov, Robert Boyd Hoit III & Przemyslaw Raczynski. In his early career he performed with several orchestras including the "Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Nuevo León", and the Chamber Orchestra "Nuevo Milenio". He has played in a wide variety of settings such as on soundtrack recordings, musicals, jazz, and Mexican folk and world music ensembles. More recently he created the Telemann Recorder Ensemble, Celtic Music Mty, the IAMPV Sax Quartet, the Big Band Puerto Vallarta, and other ensembles.
As a conductor he has taken courses and workshops with Enrique Barrios, director of the Mexico City Philharmonic, and attended the Saito conducting workshop directed by Wayne Toews in Saskatoon, Canada. He has also been mentored by world-renowned directors like Graham Lea-Cox from England and Pedro Tudón from Mexico. In 2017 he was selected to participate in the “International Opera Competition Blue Danube” with the State Opera in Rousse, Bulgaria.
In 2011 he moved to Puerto Vallarta where he was one of the founding teachers of the Orchestra School of Puerto Vallarta. There he served as Academic Director, and later as Artistic Director. In 2016 he helped found the Instituto de Artes Musicales Puerto Vallarta (IAMPV) where he now serves as Artistic Director.
Since 2013 Daniel has also served as Executive Director and Conductor of the Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra, recently re-named “Orquesta Sinfónica Vallarta”.