Daniel Inbal was born in 1972 in Aachen (Germany). After musical education at the Frankfurt Conservatory he studied piano with David Wilde at the Hochschule für Musik Hanover. Between 1993 and 1998, he attended Leopold Hager´s conducting class at the Hochschule für Musik Vienna. He also took part in master classes, such as Gianluigi Gelmetti’s conducting courses at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena.
1999 he was entrusted with the musical direction of a new production of Ariadne auf Naxos by Strauss at the National Opera of the Rhine.
Since then he has been working with orchestras like the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI Turin, the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin, the Guerzenich Orchester Cologne and with the NDR Radio Philharmonic Hanover.
In 2003, he became Music Director of the Prussian Chamber Orchestra. Since 2002 he also has been collaborating closely with the Braunschweig State Orchestra, which he led in numerous concerts. At the Rheinsberg Opera Festival 2004 they appeared in a production of Lucia di Lammermoor and at the Braunschweig State Theatre in the seldom played version of L’incoronazione di Poppea by Philippe Boesmans. Worth mentioning are acclaimed performances of Schoenberg´s Erwartung with Anja Silja in 2007. In 2004, he made his debut in Japan with the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted Mahler`s 2nd Symphony with the State Orchestra Frankfurt (Oder).
Since April of 2005, he has been engaged by the Volksoper in Vienna, where he conducted pieces such as Der Graf von Luxemburg, Die lustige Witwe and the ballet Alice@wonderland (with music of Nino Rota).
After a performance of Madama Butterfly he has been engaged by the Stadttheater Bern as 1st Kapellmeister for two seasons. There he has conducted Die lustige Witwe, La Traviata, Falstaff, Rigoletto, the ballet Les Liaisons Dangereuses (with music of Gustav Mahler) and premieres of Mahagonny (stage director: Harry Kupfer), Le nozze di Figaro (stage director: Stephan Müller), My Fair Lady (stage director: Pascale Chevroton) and The Firebird (Choreography: Cathy Marston).
Last season he conducted a new production of Madama Butterfly (stage director: Mariusz Trelinski) at the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv. Recently he led the Polish Radio Orchestra and was invited for performances of Don Giovanni to the Luzern Opera. Next season he will lead a tour with Ramón Vargas trough the major concert halls of Switzerland and conduct the world premiere of the new opera of Elena Kats-Chernin at the Flemish Opera Antwerpen.
In 2005, his first CD was published (sacred arias by Mozart and Haydn with Annick Massis and the Orchestre Colonne Paris). Future plans include a collaboration with the French label Lontano.
In addition to his career as a conductor Daniel Inbal dedicates his time to chamber music with piano and vocal accompaniment.