Daniel Weeks is an American tenor, artist, and professor. In the fall of 2015, he joined the voice faculty in Cincinnati at the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), and maintains a performance career encompassing opera, concert, solo recitals, and recordings. Praised for his Italianate voice and sensitive musicianship, Mr. Weeks is also a highly sought-after teacher and master clinician. From 1998-2015, he was a member of the faculty at the University of Louisville.
As a concert artist, he has appeared with the Houston Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Columbus Symphony, the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Memphis Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra, the Huntsville Symphony, the South Dakota Symphony, the Symphony of Silicon Valley, the Chattanooga Symphony, the Oratorio Society of New York, the Winter Park Bach Festival, the Bozeman Symphony, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the National Symphony of Mexico, the National Symphony of Costa Rica, the Xalapa Symphony (Mexico), and the National Youth Orchestra of Caracas (Venezuela).
On the operatic stage, he has performed with the Florentine Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Kentucky Opera, Mercury Opera, Nevada Opera, and in 2001 toured the U.S.A. in Mozart’s Così fan tutte with San Francisco Opera’s Western Opera Theater. Conductors with whom he has performed include Steuart Bedford, Christoph Campestrini, Hal France, Stefan Lano, Jane Glover, Christopher Larken, Hans Graf, Gustav Meier, Junkchi Hirokami, Vladimir Spivakov, Alessandro Siciliani, John Keenan, John Rutter, Jorge Mester, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Eduardo Müller, Gregory Vajda, Stefan Sanderling, Delta David Gier, Ari Pelto, Lyndon Woodside, Uriel Segal, Robin Stamper, Mark Gibson, and Joe Mechavich. Stage directors with whom he has worked include Linda Brovsky, Michael Cavanaugh, Leonard Foglia, David Gately, Casey Stangl, Nicholas Muni, Donald Westwood, and John Davies. In 2009, Mr. Weeks was honored by his alma mater, Belmont University, in Nashville, TN, with their Second Annual ENCORE ALUMNI AWARD for excellence in the field of classical music.
In 1999, Mr. Weeks was a National Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions and was also named Young Artist by the National Federation of Music Clubs. In October 1999, he made his New York recital debut with pianist Donna Loewy on the Judith Raskin Memorial Concert Series. In February 2000, Mr. Weeks was the Marilyn Horne Foundation ON WINGS OF SONG recitalist with Donna Loewy, in a radio broadcast recital at the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York. For the next three years, he and Ms. Loewy presented recitals and school presentations for the Horne Foundation across the country.
While maintaining his collaboration with Donna Loewy at CCM, Mr. Weeks has also performed with such notable pianists as Valerie Trujillo, Timothy Cheek, Douglas Fisher, and Naomi Oliphant. He has given recitals and master classes at universities throughout the United States, Mexico, Venezuela, Poland, and the Czech Republic.
In 2009, Mr. Weeks released his CD entitled: Women of Firsts: A Recording of Art Songs by Lili Boulanger, Amy Beach, Grażyna Bacewicz, and Vítězslava Kaprálová (Centaur Records), with pianist Naomi Oliphant. Critically acclaimed in the US and Europe, this recording showcases art songs by women who were the first in their respective countries to achieve national and international recognition for composition. He and Dr. Oliphant recorded their second CD entitled The Lieder of Franz Liszt, which was released with Centaur Records in 2015.
Mr. Weeks’ recent performances include Rachmaninoff's The Bells, Dvořák's Stabat Mater, Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Handel's Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music, Schubert's Mass in E-Flat, Mendelssohn's Elijah, and the world premiere of Gregory Vajda's opera, Georgia Bottoms: A Modern Opera of the South.
Mr. Weeks also serves as director of Vocal Studies, voice faculty member and master class clinician at the Miami Choral and Voice Institute, sponsored by the Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble, and will join the summer 2017 voice faculty of Lingua e Canto in Sant’Angelo in Vado, Italy.
Mr. Weeks is represented by DISPEKER ARTISTS MGT, NYC.