Daniele Colla - conductor
Born in Italy in 1954, Daniele studied piano and organ
with private teachers. He received his grade 10 piano
from the Western Ontario Conservatory of Music, London,
Daniele Colla has his M.Th from the University of
Toronto, Bachelor of Music from York University; as well
as, Bachelor of Philosophy from Rome University.
He has taken many master courses with well-known choral
conductors such as Lydia Adams, Linda Beaupre, Brainnerd
Blyden-Taylor, Christopher Walker, John Ford.
Presently he is vocal and choral teacher with the
Toronto Catholic District Board, Organist and choir
director at St. Paschal Baylon’s Church both of adult
and children choirs.
Daniele is the founder and artistic director of Coro San
Marco; as well as, “Singing Together”, an annual
multicultural event in Toronto.
On June 2nd, 2006, Daniele Colla received the Knighthood
of the Order of the Star of Solidarity from the
president of the Italian Republic: Carlo Azeglio Ciampi
for his work in music.
In the Summer of 2015. Daniele worked with the world
famous sopranista Okamoto Tomotaka in Tokyo, Japan, on a
new Italian song for which Daniele composed the lyrics.