Biography

Premiere - Muck: Symphony No.1 "Limes"

 

Daniel Muck, born in Vienna in 1990, began his musical education at Music School in Staatz in Violin, Double Bass, Euphonium and Percussion. In June 2010 he graduated from Music High School Vienna and concluded his studies at University of Music and performing Arts Vienna with Magister artium degree in March 2015, where he is already teaching “Symphonic Wind Music”. For eight years this young musician was conductor of the Youth Orchestra Staatz, since 2014 he is conductor of the Symphonic Youth Wind Orchestra Vienna, since 2016 Principal of the Youth Wind Philharmonics Lower Austria and since November 2018 Principal Conductor of the Youth Symphony Orchestra Vienna. Guest-Conductor at Orchestra of Technical University Vienna and Youth Symphony Orchestra Lower Austria. At Classic Festival Kirchstetten he was commissioned as composer and conductor for the Austrian Brass Band and the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra. Muck was also commissioned to compose a trombone concerto for Wolfgang Strasser (Vienna Philharmonics) and a bass-trombone concerto for Mark Gaal (Vienna Philharmonics) and is also arranger of Phil Blech Wien. 

 

He got three composition prices from the Austrian Composers' Association, one recognition Award of the government of Lower Austria and one Price of the Dr. Ernst Koref Foundation.
His works were already performed at
Wiener Musikverein, Porgy & Bess, Wiener Konzerthaus, Grafenegg, Brucknerhaus Linz, Salzburger Festspiele, Opera Graz, Hofburg Innsbruck, European Forum Alpbach, Wiener Stadthalle and Carnegie Hall New York. Productions as conductor and arranger with musicians like Natalia Ushakova, Piotr Beczała, Ryan Speedo Green or Wiener Sängerknaben.

 

Daniel Muck won the Respighi Prize 2013 of the Chamber Orchestra of New York. In July 2014 he was Guest-Conductor of the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey and got the Special Award of the Busan Maru International Music Festival in South Korea in the ensuing autumn. In December 2014 he made his debut at Carnegie Hall in New York and in January 2015 he won the Brazosport Original Composition Contest in Texas. In 2016 Daniel Muck was awarded as a winner at Strauß Contest "BePhilharmonic" (Vienna Philharmonics).