Daniel Seminara is a guitarist and lutenist specializing in historical performance practice.
With the arciliuto, the baroque guitar and the renaissance lute, Daniel has devoted himself in recent years to the solo literature for lute from the Italian early Baroque and the Italian cantatas of the 18th century. As a continuo player, he plays regularly in chamber music groups of various formations and has already accompanied many operas in the theater.
With the lute and the guitar, Daniel Seminara is also active in the new music scene, where he has premiered various pieces as a soloist and in an ensemble in recent years.
Since 2021, Seminara has performed regularly with the Berlin music theater group Nico and the Navigators, where he toured in 2022 with Fleisch und Geist, a play with music by Heinrich Schütz developed for the 350th anniversary.
In 2022, Daniel Seminara premiered Hamlet, a new music opera based on Ambleto by Fredrik Schwenk by Francesco Gasparini, as the lutenist at the Theater für Niedersachsen.
Daniel Seminara has been a guitarist and lutenist with the Asambura Ensemble since 2015. In 2020 he played guitar on the CD Fremd bin ich eingezogen with a new interpretation of Schubert’s Winterreise. The CD was voted December CD of the month by BR Klassik. Other CD productions appeared on the Arcantus and Decurio labels. In 2023, Seminara’s first solo CD with lute and guitar music will be released on the Arcantus label.
Daniel Seminara has appeared as a soloist or in an ensemble at the following venues: Berliner Konzerthaus, Triennale Milano, Schauspielhaus Hannover, Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater Görlitz, Staatstheater Kassel, Theater für Niedersachsen Hildesheim and has worked under the following conductors, among others: Howard Arman, Peter Gülke , Riccardo Minasi, Alessandro Quarta, Jörg Straube and Franziska Kuba.
Daniel Seminara graduated summa cum laude from the Conservatorio “Cantelli” in Novara and completed his master’s degree with honors at the University of Music, Drama and Media in Hanover with Prof. Frank Bungarten. In 2021 he completed his master’s degree in lute and basso continuo at the University of the Arts Bremen with Prof. Joachim Held.
Daniel Seminara lives in Hanover.