„…the staging needed some more „Story“. But this was told through the music, whose deeps explored Daniel Montané at the head of the Philharmonic Orchestra Ulm in a way that not only the action but the inside emotions of the characters could be understood without words”
So described the review in „Opernglas“ the expressive conducting from Daniel Montané by his last “Peter Grimes“ Premiere at the Ulmer Theater 2015.
Daniel Montané was born in Barcelona. He studied at the Kunst Universität Graz both composition and conducting and graduated with „cum laude“. He also was awarded with the prestigious scholarship „Deutschen Bank, Akademie Musiktheater Heute“ 2001-2003. Immediately after his university degree, he became Music Assistant at the „Gran Teatre del Liceu“.
In 2003 Montané was awarded First Price at the „Competition for Young Conductors“ ,Orquesta Ciudad de Granada.
Since making his Opera debut in 2004 with „Hoffmanns Erzählungen“ at Chemnitz Opera leading the „Robert Schumann Philharmonie“ , Daniel Montané has been invited to several first range Opera Houses and Festivals, such as the Dresdner Semperoper, Peralada Festival (Spain), La Coruna Festival (Spain), Nürnberg, Nacional Opera, Kassel National Theatre, Nationaltheater Mannheim, the Bolshoi Theatre Minsk or Thessaloniki’s „Megaron“ (Greece).
During these years he has also regularly conducted prominent orcherstras: Gran Teatre del Liceu Orchestra, Bremer Philharmoniker, Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserlautern, Nürnberger Philharmoniker, Philharmonisches Orchester Altenburg-Gera, the Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, „Orchestra Sinfonica della Fondazione Tito Schipa“ among others. Through those invitations he has developed a huge Opera, Symphonic and Ballet repertoire.
Greatly appreciated for his deep knowledge on voices, Daniel Montané has worked and performed several Gala Concerts with first range singers such as Matti Salminen, Carlos Álvarez, Deborah Polaski, Sonia Ganassi, Sondra Radvanovsky or Fiorenza Cedolins.
Between 2007 and 2012 Montané was First Conductor at the Bremen Opera house. During this period he conducted more than 20 Operas of the big repertoire. It is worth mentioning his successes with "Le Grand Macabre", "Fliegender Holländer", "Nabucco", "Rienzi", "Maometto II", “Norma" , “La Cenerentola”, “Turandot“, “Madame Butterfly“, “Mazeppa“, “Eugen Onegin“, “Turn of the Screw“ or “Tosca”.
„His precission was impressive, the intensity and power of expression went under the skin“,
M. Pitz-Grevonig. Klassic.com about Montané, „Turn of the Screw“.
From 2013 to 2015 he was Principal Conductor am Theater Ulm. Between his Premieres with the „Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Ulm“ must be highlighted „Der Rosenkavalier“, „Medée“ and „Peter Grimes“ , as well as his many Symphonic Concerts.
In the season 15/16 he made his Debut with renowned the Bruckner Orchester in Linz. He directed “Carmen” at the Bolshoi Theatre.
In the season 16/17 he is re-engaged here for Carmen and a GALA concert. He conducts another gala concert er in Sotschi and has been invited to conduct a symphony concert at the Munich Gasteig. Besides, he returns to the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.