Daniel Hoyem-Cavazza

Daniel Hoyem- Cavazza was born in Germany and studied at the University of Music in Vienna with Karl Österreicher.

After his graduation, he was engaged to the theatre of Klagenfurt (Austria) as a vocal coach and assistant conductor. In 1999 he was promoted to be „Kapellmeister“(Associate Condcutor). During these years, Daniel built up a vast repertoire, conducting a large variety of operas and operettas, such as Igor Stravinsky’s “Rake’s Progress” and works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (La finta giardiniera, The Abduction from the Seraglio, Le nozze di Figaro), Gioachino Rossini (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Giuseppe Verdi (La traviata), Giacomo Puccini (Madama Butterfly), Peter Iljitsch Tchaikovsky (Eugen Onegin), Jules Massenet (Manon), Jacques Offenbach (Les Contes d’Hoffmann ) and Kurt Weill (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny).

During these years, the young conductor also worked as an assistant to Asher Fish at the Vienna Volksoper for a production of Vicenzo Bellini’s “Norma”. He gave his debut at the Vienna Volksoper conducting Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”.

Daniel Hoyem-Cavazza has been regularly invited as a guest conductor in Germany (Dresden Days of Contemporary Music), Sweden (Kulturhuset Stockholm), Ukraine (Two Days and Nights of modern Music Odessa), in Bosnia (Sarajevo) and Japan (Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Kasugai City), He has been at the rostrum of orchestras and ensembles such as the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kasugai City Symphony Orchestra Japan, the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of Nuremberg, the Prussian Chamber Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the recreation-Großes Orchester Graz, the Ensemble Neue Streicher and the Ensemble „die reihe“ in Vienna.

From 2001-2012 Daniel was the Music Director of the Vienna Chamber Opera where he concentrated on Chamber opera repertoire and played rarely unknown operas by Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gioachino Rossini, Nino Rota, Jacques Offenbach, Darius Milhaud, George Antheil, Gian Carlo Menotti, Kirke Mechem, Dominik Argento, Benjamin Britten, William Walton, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Harrison Birtwistle, Jonathan Dove, Judith Weir, Aribert Reimann, Leos Janáček and Dimitri Schostakowitsch.

He was a member of the Jury of the renowned International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition and conducted numerous gala concerts with finalists and winners of that competition.

In recent years he also performed Siegfried Matthus’ opera “Crown Prince Friedrich” in the International Opera Festival of Schloss Rheinsberg in Germany and conducted Puccini’s „Tosca“ at the Festival of St. Margarethen (in Austria), alternating with Michael Guettler.