Daniel Seminara

Daniel Seminara, born in 1989, is a guitarist and an ancient music specialist of the lute. Daniel has an intense artistic activity as performer both as solo and as ensemble player which led him to play all around Europe.

Daniel Seminara studied at the Conservatorio Cantelli of Novara where he got his Diploma at the age of 21. In the year 2013 Daniel Seminara moved to Hanover to study at the University of Music, Drama und Media Hanover with Prof. Frank Bungarten. He finally graduated with maximum grade in 2015. Daniel Seminara has attended various competitions and won prizes in the “Città di Voghera” in 2007 (2nd Prize) and Riviera della Versilia “D. Ridolfi” in 2013 (2nd Prize). Among the festivals that he attended: Saiten Sprung in Basel in 2013, Forum Neue Kammermusik in Hanover in 2014, Sommerkurse Montepulciano in 2014, improvisation workshop with John Russell in Hanover in 2015, Walden Deluxe in the Schreyahn Artists House in 2015, ancient music Winter Akademie in Bremen in 2016, Lute Interpretation with Eduardo Egüez in Turin in 2016. Moreover, Daniel Seminara took masterclasses with some of the most important guitarists: Marcin Dylla, Oscar Ghiglia, Stefano Grondona, Pablo Marquez, Lorenzo Micheli. He seeks constant development and researches different aspects of music. He is active as lutenist and basso continuo player and has performed with different ensembles (a.o. in the Stechinelli Day in Wieckenberg and in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from Heinrich Schütz).

Experimenting the language of the guitar led Seminara to work in the improvised and performative music. Daniel Seminara has been since 2015 guitarist and lutenist of Asambura-Ensemble. The Ensemble is dedicated to the performance of contemporary music and has a specific focus on intercultural themes, with musicians coming from all over the world.

Daniel Seminara is also an Open Strings Berlin artist.

Parallel to his music studies, Daniel Seminara obtained a bachelor degree in Management for Arts, Culture and Communication at the University Bocconi, Milan.