The Russian-American baritone Daniil Alekseenko was born in Vladivostok in 1977.
A classical child prodigy, Daniil began studying music in 1982 at the State Gnessin Music School in Moscow at the age of 5. He obtained his diploma in horn playing in 1992 and went on to study at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory from where he graduated in 1996. He participated in master classes and began playing in various orchestras and ensembles, and winning awards at several competitions. Aged 18, he became a permanent member of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and appeared as a soloist with various orchestras.
Following six years as a professional horn player, Daniil decided to pursue singing, which he then studied at the Moscow Conservatory. Following a number of opera performances and concerts with the conservatory, he quickly began making guest appearances at various opera houses in Russia and abroad. 2006 he became a semi-finalist at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, one year later making his debut at the opera festival in Ischia, Italy. Daniil subsequently moved to the United States in order to launch his career as a professional opera singer.
Today, Daniil Alekseenko’s dark and luminous voice and strong stage presence make him a sought-after interpreter of the great Russian and Italian baritone roles on American and European opera and concert stages.