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"There is nothing overrated about Danila Grassi: she is there, in the moment, nothing escapes her,
she leads everything” 
L’Opera-international magazine 

Born in 1993, she  graduated cum laude in conducting under the guidance of Marcello Bufalini at the "Alfredo Casella Conservatory of Music" - L'Aquila. 

She approached music thanks to cello's study under the guidance of Marcello Forte at the "Nino Rota Conservatory of Music" in Monopoli. 

After her graduation she won two bursaries, the former for a conducting traineeship with the Mannheimer Philarmoniker (GERMANY) and the latter as assistant professor for the renowned “Scuola di Musica di Fiesole”.

She improves her opera skills studying with Donato Renzetti.

In 2021 Fabio Luisi choose her as his own assistant for the Festival della Valle d'Itria and in the same festival Danila records the distinction of being the first woman to conduct an opera title in 2022, with La Scuola dei Gelosi by Antonio Salieri.

Danila has collaborated with several orchestral institutions as Istituzione Sinfonica Abruzzese, Orchestra Sinfonica della città Metropolitana di Bari, Orchestra Filarmonica Toscanini, Orchestra Sinfonica di Benevento.

In quality of assistant she worked with remarkable realities as Teatro Petruzzelli, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Festival della Valle d'Itria and Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía (Valencia).


Her upcoming projects will lead her to conduct Pergolesi's "La Serva Padrona" at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo and a symphonic concert with  Orchestra Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan.

In Italy, she collaborates with the editor Edizioni Curci Music Publishing & Printed Music", publishing her essays about the history of musical theatre.

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