DREAM ORCHESTRA LOS ANGELES Artistic Director, Daniel Suk
OMAR CROOK, Director of Artistic Development
Mr. Crook joins DOLA with 25 years experience in classical music. As an operatic tenor, Mr. Crook is a regular soloist and chorister with the L.A. Opera, and can be heard in film, television and on the international concert stage. Mr. Crook is also an active producer, currently working with Grammy Award-winning artists, both in-studio and for live theater.
Mr. Crook also writes hosts and produces the popular LA-Based, Living with a Genius podcasts; LWAG Daily and LWAG Interviews.
DANIEL SUK, Artistic Director & Conductor
Daniel Suk has enjoyed an international career as an operatic tenor and as a conductor worldwide for over 25 years.
Daniel was born into a musical family where his mother was a pianist, and his father was an opera singer. Daniel learned piano at very early age, but his passion changed to opera singing after discovering his voice in his late teens.
In 1990, Daniel moved to Italy and was accepted to Lucio Campiani, National Music Conservatory of Mantova, Italy. Since his debut in 1995 at Opera House, Mantova, Italy, Daniel 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.
As a Music Director and Conductor Daniel served many prestigious organizations. Daniel served as 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 ten operas. From 2008 to 2011 Daniel served as guest conductor and assistant conductor for UCLA Symphony and UCLA Chorale. After his return to Los Angeles, Daniel has conducted at every major concert venue in Southern California.
Since 2011, Daniel has been serving as an artistic director and conductor for the all-professional Dream Orchestra. Daniel has led The Dream Orchestra to become a premier organization in Southern California in a short five years. Daniel is also dedicating his musical talents to the youth music program the Young Artists Orchestra of Los Angeles.
A passionate advocate for community outreach and education, Daniel has performed at more than 100 concert venues throughout the US. Daniel is also known for his master classes, Entrepreneurship in performing art and delivering lecture-recitals. Among his notable productions as an artistic director and conductor are the world premiere of The Opera L’Lisola Al Cina by G. Gazzaniga, Verona Summer Opera Festivals, Dream Concerts throughout Los Angeles and Orange County, and The Korea Fantasy at Walt Disney Concert Hall with more than 500 performers.
Daniel works hard for the community by giving special annual concerts such as Handel’s Messiah, the Annual Young Stars of Tomorrow Concert featuring the next generation of musicians and an Annual Gala Dinner. Daniel also supports other charities and future musicians by raising funds with charity concerts throughout Los Angeles. Daniel and The Dream Orchestra has raised more than $20,000 for other charity groups and given more than $15,000.00 scholarships to young students.
Today, with his passionate artistic vision, Daniel is cultivating future generations of audiences and also educating communities to classical music. He gives lecture series to various charities, organizations and raises scholarship funds for the future. Daniel has given performance opportunity to young and world class musicians from all over the world. Among them are L.A. Opera young artists, Columbia Artists Management, IMG Artists, various youth orchestra players from L.A. and Orange County, Colburn School of Music, Academy and Conservatory students, Music students from top music institution in America and notable International competition winners.
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Founded in 2011, DOLA endeavors to enrich our community promote and present world-class performanceswe seek to 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 INC. is a non-profit organization under the code 501(c)(3)
Artistic Director and Conductor: Daniel Suk
Orchestra Director: Caster J. Teoh
Director of Artistic Development: Omar Crook
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