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Sarah Danielle



Sarah Danielle is conductor of the Orchestre & Opéra TriRhena in Saint-Louis, France and the Studio City Opera in Southern California.

A native of Chicago, she has dual American and French nationality. Her mother, a Ph.D in philosophy and a former nun in Québec is of French and Irish descent and her late father, a pediatrician, is of Ukrainian descent. Sarah Danielle, the youngest of 4 children, was raised from age 3 in a family singing group.

After founding her own orchestra at age 19 in Chicago, Illinois, the Loop Chamber Orchestra, Sarah Danielle made her debut in Europe as concert pianist with an all-Rachmaninoff program in Vevey, Switzerland at the Théâtre de Vevey. This performance followed an invitation by the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne for a year's conducting apprenticeship under Jesús López-Cobos.

She received her orchestral conducting diploma from the Musikhochschule Luzern in Switzerland where she conducted the Luzern Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Symphoniker and the Teplice Philharmonic (CZ). She was also coach at the Luzern Opera for Boismortier's "Don Quichotte. As an orchestrator, her 5 orchestrations from Tchaikovsky's "Seasons" were well received from critics in Luzern and Engelberg, Switzerland.

As guest conductor, she has conducted the Mulhouse Symphony Orchestra in France, the Regio Chor in Basel, Switzerland, the Junge Philharmonie Zentralschweiz in Luzern, Switzerland and the Chamber Opera of the University of Southern California in a world premier of Daron Hagen's "Broken Pieces". She was also commissioned by a Hollywood composer to conduct a musical submission for an independent film project with the Collegium Musicum Orchestra in Mulhouse, France.

From 2005-2012, Sarah Danielle was guest conductor of the University Campus Choir of UCLA Los Angeles. From August through October 2013, she was assistant conductor to Marko Letonja in Strasbourg, France for the Opéra National du Rhin in a production of Janacek's opera " From the House of the Dead ".