Daniele Belardinelli was born in Camerino and studied piano, composition, orchestral conducting and band instrumentation at the "Gioacchino Rossini" Conservatory of Music. After having won some of the most important international competitions as pianist and as composer, he played many concerts with Concert Institutions such as the Gioventù Musicale Italiana and the Accademia Filarmonica Romana.
He improved and practised his career as a conductor at the Rossini Opera Festival, as "substitute maestro" and at the Sferisterio di Macerata as "maestro di sala". He made his personal debut at the Teatro Filarmonico di Verona with Marco Tutino's ballet "Dylan Dog" and subsequently he collaborated with the Orchestra Filarmonica di Verona for some contemporary music productions.
Since 1998 he has become Maestro Stefan Anton Reck's assistant and he prepared for him Gustav Mahler's 2nd, 5th and 6th Symphonies
and Kindertotenlieder, Arnold Schönberg's Erwartung
, Moses und Aron
, and A Survivor of Warsaw
, Carl Maria von Weber's Der Freischütz
, François Poulenc's La Voix humaine
, J. Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann
, Richard Wagner's Tetralogy
, R. Strauss's Salome
, Bellini's Norma
, Verdi's Aida
and Alban Berg's Lulu
In 1999 he collaborated as Maestro Donato Renzetti's music assistant for Maestro Giorgio Battistelli's "Giacomo mio, salviamoci", first ever performance in the world. In the same year he was Maestro Roberto De Simone's assistant in the Teatro San Carlo for the inauguration of the season performing De Simone's opera "Eleonora
", which led to a musical collaboration with Teatro S.Carlo di Naples. At the end of the year he was Maestro Claudio Abbado's and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester's guest assistant for Mahler's 7th Symphony
He was Maestro Giuseppe Sinopoli's music assistant for the musical performances at the opening of the 2000 Giubileo in Rome, performing Beethoven's 9th Symphony. At the Lucerne Easter Festival he was also music assistant to Maestro Stefan Anton Reck and Maestro Seji Ozawa and he then took part in the summer tournée in Bolzano, Aix en Provence, Paris, London, Berlin, as Maestro Pierre Boulez's assistant with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester.
In the year 2000 he was appointed by Maestro Stefan Anton Reck to be his assistant at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo until 2003. Until 2006, as well as his numerous artistic engagements, he will continue to work alongside Maestro Stefan Reck in Trieste, Venice, Turin, Bilbao, Tel Aviv, Strazburg, Cologne, Leipzig, Dresden, Munich, Tokyo and Berlin's theatres. In 2001 he was invited by Maestro Claudio Abbado and the Berliner Philharmoniker to work as music assistant for the 2001 New Year's Day Concert at the Berliner Philharmonie.
He has conducted the orchestras of the most important music institutions such as Prague's Opera House, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Fondazione Arena di Verona, the Macerata Opera. In these theatres he alternates with particular interest the symphonic repertoire widening his collaboration with Orchestra di Roma e del Lazio, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, The Orchestra of Bratislava Radio and the Orchestra National de France.
Daniele Belardinelli's discography includes Dylan Dog by M. Tutino, contemporary music pieces at the Festival Futuri Prima Verona 2000, the Concerto dell'Albatro, recited by Arnoldo Foà, Pierino e il Lupo recited by Luigi Maio.
From January 1st to 4th 2003, he directed The Orchestra di Roma e del Lazio for the first time in tour in Hungary.
On January 25th, 26th 2003 he conducted Jeanne d'Arc au Bucher by A.Honegger to open the 2003 season of the Teatro Massimo, which was very successful with the audience and the critics.
On July 18th 2003, he inaugurated the Macerata Opera Festival with The Cimarròn by H.W.Henze which was defined by the national critics as "a triumphant success."