Artistic Director, Daniel Suk
DANIEL SUK, Artistic Director & Conductor
Daniel Suk has enjoyed an international career as an operatic tenor and as a conductor worldwide for over 20 years. Since his debut in 1995 at Opera House, Mantova, Italy Mr. Suk has performed in many prestigious opera houses in Europe, Asia, and America. Among them are Opera Verona Italy, Opera Bologna Italy, Los Angeles Opera, La Fenice, Venice Italy, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Royce Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Center, and Opera Nice France.
Mr. Suk has served as a Music Director and Conductor of the Chamber Orchestra of the National Conservatory of Mantova, Italy from 1996 to 1999. He served as Artistic Director and Conductor for L’Opera Laboratory of Verona, Italy from 1998 to 2000 where he produced and conducted more than 40 concerts and 10 operas. From 2006 to 2011 Mr. Suk served as guest conductor and assistant conductor for UCLA Symphony and UCLA Chorale.
Since 2011, he has been serving as Artistic Director and Conductor for the all-professional Dream Orchestra. He is also dedicating his musical talents to the youth music program the Young Artists Orchestra of Los Angeles. He also works hard for the community by being artistic director for Korean American Federation Chorale.
Among his notable productions as artistic director and conductor are the world premiere of the operaL’Lisola Al Cina by G. Gazzaniga, Verona Summer Opera Festivals, Dream Concerts throughout Los Angeles and Orange County, The Korea Fantasy at Walt Disney Concert Hall with more than 500 performers, Mozart Requiem in memory of Martin Luther King Jr., the debut of Handel’s Messiah at St. Monica Catholic Church and the Young Stars of Tomorrow Concert, featuring next generation of musicians.
Future engagements as artistic director and conductor include Rossini's Stabat Mater in Santa Monica, Opera Gala, Mozart Requiem, Symphonic program for both Dream Orchestra and Young Artists Orchestra and Concert under the stars at Santa Monica, annual young stars of tomorrow concert and another spectacular Handel’s Messiah at the St. Monica Catholic Church.
Our mission is to serve our communities with a world-class musical ensemble to inspire and give hope to people, especially young people. Founded in 2011, we seek too promote and present exciting, passionate classical music, and support future artists. We seek to bring classical music performances at the highest level to our communities in a way that is affordable and accessible to all. Great music is truly for everyone.
Dream Orchestra is unique for our apprenticeship program. We give opportunity to young musicians from throughout Southern California to learn from our professionals with whom they perform side-by-side throughout the concert season. Through our program, passionate young people are receiving mentorship and inspiration from some of today's most celebrated classical artists.
DREAM ORCHESTRA INC. is non-profit organization under the code 501(c)(3)
Artistic Director and Conductor, Daniel Suk
Orchestra Director, Caster J. Teoh
Resident Composer and Arranger Kevork Andonian
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