Daniele Caminiti was born in Sicily. He graduated in classical guitar at the “Conservatorio” in Pescara and studied for three years with Oscar Ghiglia at the Music Academy in Basel (Switzerland), where he obtained the Concert Diploma with the honor “excellent”. As soloist he has won many prizes in various national and international competitions. He has dedicated himself to the study of early music played on historical instruments such as renaissance lute, archlute, theorbo, baroque and romantic guitar. He studied with Peter Croton at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, where he also worked for several years as official accompanist on plucked instruments.
His intense musical activity includes performing as soloists as well as chamber musician in important ensembles and orchestras, often playing with renowned artists, such as Andrea Marcon, Giovanni Antonini, Enrico Onofri, Ottavio Dantone, Diego Fasolis, Attilio Cremonesi, Rubén Dubrovsky, Michael Hofstetter, Jörg Halubek, Christian Curnyn, Rachel Podger, Chiara Banchini, Julia Schröder, Maurice Steger, Sergio Azzolini, Antonio Politano, Alfredo Bernardini, Marc Hantaï, Jesper Christensen, Jörg-Andreas Bötticher, Pierre-André Taillard, Edoardo Torbianelli, Cecilia Bartoli, Bernarda Fink, Veronica Cangemi, Sonia Prina, Roberta Invernizzi, Maria Cristina Kiehr, Andreas Scholl, Magdalena Kozena, Patricia Petibon, Claire Lefilliâtre.
During the last years Daniele has also made numerous recordings for some of the most important labels and radio channels: Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, Deutche Harmonia Mundi, Harmonia Mundi France, Sony BMG, Pan Classics, Glossa, Channel Classics, Tactus, MV Cremona, Rai Radio 3, Schweizer Radio 2, Österreichische Rundfunk, Arte, BBC.
New recordings together with Maurice Steger, Sergio Azzolini, Giovanni Sollima, Rachel Podger will take place during this season and the next one: stay tuned!
He regularly plays, both as a soloist and continuo player, with many baroque ensembles and orchestras, such as "Venice Baroque Orchestra", "Giardino Armonico", "La Cetra", "Kammerorchester Basel", "I Barocchisti", "Bach Consort Wien", "Il Gusto Barocco", "Holland Baroque Society", "Zürcher Barockorchester", soloists of "Bayerischer Rundfunk”. He often takes in part in Opera productions in renown theaters such as Basel, Zürich, Luzern, Biel-Solothurn, Wien, Linz, Amsterdam, München, Frankfurt, Kassel, Innsbruck, Aix en Provence.
Since several years he teaches lute (and several plucked strings instruments) and chamber music at the summer courses of „Gstaad Baroque Academy”.
Besides, he has been studying conducting under the guidance of Mario De Rose, argentinian conductor currently based in Vienna. Daniele made his debut as a conductor in May 2017, leading the orchestra of “Teatro Vittorio Emenuele” in his hometown…
At the moment he is also working with the New York composer Raphael Fusco on a special programme for his lute duo.
Daniele regularly performs in the most renowed and prestigious concert hall through all Europe: Vienna, Parigi, Milano, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Zurigo, Londra, Monaco, Francoforte, Berlino, Madrid, Santiago de Compostella, Lisbona, Riga, Tallin, Istanbul, New York, Washington, Philadelphia.