Chief Conductor of both the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz and the Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic Lodz, Daniel Raiskin ranks among the most versatile musicians of his generation and had established himself as one of the leading viola players before embarking on a career as conductor. Born in 1970 in St. Petersburg he had his musical training in Russia, Holland and Germany. He studied conducting with Lev Savich and at various master-classes with Neeme Jarvi, Mariss Jansons and Milan Horvat. He successfully conducted Bizet's Carmen at Opera Zuid with performances in all major venues in Holland. In Koblenz he led Carmen in another production, as well as Shostakovich' 'The Nose'. Coming seasons take Raiskin all over Europe and Asia conducting a wide range of repertoire.