Biography

Daniele Garella was born in Florence, Italy where he currently resides.
He graduated from the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory of Florence where he majored in Composition and Choir Direction, and in Counterpoint, Harmony, and Fugue .

His compositions are have been performed and appreciated all over the world. 
From 1996 to 2006 he worked with the Dutch record company Oreade Music, with whom he made three compact discs: Healing River (1996), The Healing Source (1997), Healing Music (1999), each containing 14 of his own compositions performed by soloists from the orchestras of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Teatro alla Scala. 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 piano. In 2011, he released 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 labels such as Universal Records and Sony-Bmg International, have released his collaborations 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 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), Vivat (England). Daniele Garella’s music is currently available on 63 Compact disc compilations, and has been used as an accompaniment to images in various films and documentaries. In 2001 his Healing Music CD was awarded as one of the best 10 Italian New Age music CDs of all time. In 2005, the video Le Ali della qualità, produced by Regione Toscana and entirely set to music by Garella, won the Mediterranean Video Festival Award, in Paestum.

Daniele Garella also has a degree in Modern Literature with a specialization in History of Music from the University of Florence. From 1993 to 2013 he taught Poetic Literature and History of Musical Theatre at the Mascagni Conservatory in Livorno. He collaborates with numerous Italian publishing houses as a writer and artistic consultant, and has received a number of prestigious literary awards. He is the editorial manager of the publishing house Stella Mattutina Edizioni and artistic director of its series Arpeggiando.

In July 2005, his historical novel “Jordan Viach il Cataro” was published by the Italian publishing house Il Punto d’Incontro. This novel had a second reprint in 2006, and a second edition in 2007 when it was published by Hachette for Italian newsstands, with a subsequent second reprint in 2008. In 2015, it had a third edition with Stella Mattutina Edizioni which also included the continuation of the novel, i.e. a new second part entitled A Montségur.  
In December 2007, Garella won the literary prize Un Tempio per la Pace – Tiziano Terzani, with the publication of the play Odèion, sponsored by the Regione Toscana.
Since 1994, he has been the artistic director of Musica in Villa, Festival of music, dance and theatre (now in its XXVII edition), sponsored by the Municipality of Scandicci (Florence).
He is also President of “Cuore del Mali”, an association that takes care of street children in Mali, and is vice-president of the Omraam Villa di Vico Onlus Foundation.
He is a founding member of A.I.E.P., the International Association of Prenatal Educators, and lectures on the Science of Prenatal Education, at the University for Foreigners of Perugia.
Since 2014, his compositions have been mandatory pieces at the International Harp Contest in Italy “Suoni d’Arpa”; and from 2014 to 2017 Daniele Garella participated on the jury of this competition.