Dietrich Fischer Dieskau.
In 2016–2017 Daniel Ochoa will go on an anniversary tour with the Dresden Kreuzchor and will be performing the Count in Mozart’s Figaro, Giovanni and Barbiere in Vienna. He is scheduled for numerous guest appearances, amongst others in the Palm Sunday Concerts of the Staatskapelle Dresden.
Since the 2012–2013 season, Daniel Ochoa is a permanent member of the Vienna Volksoper’s ensemble where he is performing important parts for his voice type, such as Barbiere, Giovanni, Dr. Falke and the baritone solo in Carmina Burana. At the Vienna Volksoper, Ochoa has worked with directors such as Brigitte Fassbaender, Achim Freyer, Marco Arturo Marelli and Rolando Villazón.
Beside the German Lied, Daniel Ochoa has a special affinity with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. With cantatas and passions he regularly appears with the choir of St Thomas Church Leipzig, the Gewandhaus Choir, the Dresden Kreuzchor, and many other top-rated ensembles who perform music by St. Thomas Cantor Bach and from his era.
Daniel Ochoa sang on concert tours at the Berliner Philharmonie, the Kölner Philharmonie, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Izumi Hall Osaka, the Hitomi Hall Tokyo, the DeSingel Concert Hall in Antwerp and the Moscow International House of Music. Ochoa was also a guest at important festivals, such as the Lucerne Festival, the Flanders Festival, the MDR Musiksommer, the Bach Festival Leipzig, the Handel Festival Halle, the Mendelssohn Festival and the Dresden Festival of Contemporary Music.
Several recordings were released together with the Gewandhaus Orchestra and the choir of St Thomas Church as well as with the Gewandhaus Choir,
Daniel Ochoa has worked with Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Halle, Telemann Chamber Orchestra Tokyo, Lautten Compagney Berlin, Leipziger Barockorchester, Kammerchor Stuttgart and others. He has sung under the baton of conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Reinhard Goebel, Helmuth Rilling, Marc Piollet, Paul McCreesh, Roderich Kreile, Georg Christoph Biller, Frieder Bernius, Howard Griffiths, Andreas Spering, Hansjörg Albrecht, Ludwig Güttler and Julia Jones.
In 2003 Daniel Ochoa won first prize at the Albert Lortzing Competition in Leipzig and was awarded a scholarship by the Richard Wagner Scholarship Foundation for the following year.
After singing in the Gewandhaus Children’s Choir, Ochoa received his professional training from Anthony Baldwin (HMT Rostock), Hans-Joachim Beyer (HMT Leipzig), Thomas Quasthoff (HfM Berlin), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (UdK Berlin), Christa Maria Ziese and Michael Rhodes.