Daniele Garella was born in Florence where he currently resides. He graduated in Composition and Choral Conducting and in Counterpoint Harmony and Fugue from the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence.
His compositions are disseminated, performed and appreciated all over the world.

From 1996 to 2006 he was a member of the Dutch record company Oreade Music, with which he released three compact discs: Healing River (1996), The Healing Source (1997), Healing Music (1999), each containing 14 of its own compositions performed by soloists from the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Teatro alla Scala orchestras. From 2007 to 2010 he released three new albums with Fenice Diffusione Musicale: Alquimia (2007), Logos (2007) and Aleph (2009) the latter entirely dedicated to the piano.

In 2011 he published Laudate Lux with La Tosca. In 2015 and 2016, again with La Tosca, he released two records entirely dedicated to the Harp: Le Jardin Féerique and Heliopolis.

Record companies such as Universal Records and Sony-Bmg International, have released his compositions along with artists such as Alan Parson Project, Mike Rowland, Vangelis, Era, Andreas Vollenweider, Noa, Pavarotti, Carreras, Dulce Pontes, among others. Garella’s compositions have also been published by labels such as Arts (Germany), Ozella Music (Germany), San Pablo Media (Spain), Azul Music (Brazil), Double Pro Music (Italy), New Sounds (Italy), Macro Edizioni (Italy), Reader’s Digest (Hungary), and Vivat (England).

Daniele Garella’s music is currently featured in 63 compact disc compilations and is used as accompaniment to images in films and documentaries. In 2001 his CD Healing Music was honored as one of the top 10 Italian New Age music CDs of all time. In 2005 the video The Wings of Quality, produced by the Region of Tuscany and entirely set to music by Garella, won the Mediterranean Video Festival Award, in Paestum.

Daniele Garella also holds a degree in Modern Literature with a focus on History of Music from the University of Florence, and from 1993 to 2013 he was a professor of Poetic Literature and History of Musical Theater at the P. Mascagni Conservatory of Livorno.

He collaborates as a writer and art consultant with numerous Italian publishing houses, receiving mentions in various literary awards. He is editorial manager of the publishing house Stella Mattutina Edizioni and artistic director of its Arpeggiando series. In July 2005 his historical novel Jordan Viach the Cathar was published by the publishing house Il Punto d’Incontro. That novel had a second reprint in 2006 and a second edition in 2007 since published by Hachette for Italian newsstands, with subsequent second reprint in 2008; later, in 2015, it had a third edition with Stella Mattutina Edizioni which also collected the continuation of the novel, namely a new second part titled In Montségur.

In December 2007 Daniele Garella won the literary prize Un Tempio per la Pace – Tiziano Terzani, with the publication of the play Odèion, supported by the Tuscany Region.

Since 1994 he has been artistic director of Musica in Villa, a music, dance and theater festival (now in its XXVII edition), supported by the City of Scandicci (Florence).
He is president of Heart of Mali, an association that cares for street children in Mali.
He is vice president of the non-profit Omraam Villa di Vico Foundation.
He is a founding member of A.I.E.P., the International Association of Prenatal Educators, and is a lecturer in undergraduate courses in Science for Prenatal Education, at the University for Foreigners in Perugia.

Since 2014, her compositions have been compulsory pieces at theInternational Harp Contest in Italy “Suoni d’Arpa”; from 2014 to 2017 Daniele Garella was a member of the jury of that Contest.