The Dutch choral conductor, Daniel Reuss, studied choral conducting with Barend Schuurman at the Rotterdam Conservatory.
Daniel Reuss has been Cappella Amsterdam's principal conductor and leader since 1990. Under his direction the ensemble has become a professional chamber choir. In 2003 he was appointed chief conductor of the RIAS-Kammerchor in Berlin. As a guest conductor and répétiteur Reuss is active throughout Europe, conducting orchestra's, choirs and ensembles such as the Nederlands Radio Koor, Nieuw Ensemble, Radio Chamber Orchestra, Holland Symfonia, Collegium Vocale Gent, SWR Vokalensemble, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Concerto Köln, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, MusikFabrik, Schönberg Ensemble and the Norwegian Stavanger Symphony Orchestra.
Daniel Reuss is also active as a teacher, having led the choral conducting class of the Amsterdam Sweelinck Conservatory from 1994-2000. He still coaches and advices his former students, in addition to giving frequent courses and master classes abroad. This has included a recent visit to the Parisian Choir biennale Cité de la Musique in Paris and the Conductors Workshop in Berlin. Daniel Reuss is invited by Pierre Boulez to teach and conduct at the Luzern Festival Academy summer 2006.
A CD recording with works by Robert Heppener performed under Reuss' direction by the Nederlands Kamerkoor was awarded an Edison. The "Diapason d'or de l'année 2004" was awarded for the CD with compositions of Martin and Messiaen which Daniel Reuss made with the RIAS-Kammerchor (Harmonia Mundi). This CD also received the 'Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik'. His recording of works by Robert Heppener with the Nederlands Kamerkoor received the Edison Award in Holland. In spring 2005 a CD was released by the RIAS-Kammerchor with music of Francis Poulenc ('Figure Humaine').
Daniel Reuss performs works ranging form the 13th century to the present day and in doing so he proves himself a 'committed non-specialist'.