Since 2018, Daniel serves as Artistic Advisor to the Atkins Young Artists Program at the Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg. He advises on curriculum development for the program and helps to select individuals who will be awarded spots in the Fellowship Program under the leadership of Maestro Valery Gergiev. Most recently, he observed the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition in Saint Petersburg and Moscow to scout possible new singers. The Artistic Advisory Board is composed of world renowned leaders in the field of opera, including Veronica Atkins, Sarah Billinghurst-Solomon, and Eva Wagner-Pasquier.
About the Atkins Young Artists Program
The Atkins Young Artists Program supports and encourages the development of extraordinary young classical vocalists through its grant-making and administration of a one- to two-year residency fellowship at the Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg. During their residency, Fellows receive training in language, diction, movement, physicality, acting, and performance from a roster of internationally renowned vocal coaches, directors, and guest artists. Fellows also sing and cover roles at the Mariinsky and tour both regionally and internationally. The Program aims to guide each Fellow closely through the introductory steps of the operatic profession to help them build a strong foundation for a lifelong career in the arts. Visit the Atkins Young Artists Program website here.