The German baritone, Daniel Ochoa, was a member of the Gewandhaus childrenís and youth choir. He began to study singing in 1999 under Professor Anthony Baldwin (Rostock) and Professor Hans-Joachim Beyer (Leipzig). Under singers and educationalists like CS Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Rudolf Piernay, Marianne Fischer-Kupfer, Horst Günther, Reiner Goldberg, Thomas Quasthoff, Matthias Goerne, CS Christa Maria Ziese and Michael Rhodes, he rounded off his vocal training. In 2003, Ochoa won the first prize at the Leipziger Albert Lortzing competition and was awarded a scholarship of the Richard Wagner college fund.
The baritone has been performing in such famous concert halls like the Berliner Philharmone and the Leipziger Gewandhaus and was also a guest at festivals like the Lucerne Festival, Festival of Flanders, Dresden Day of Contemporary Music, MDR Music Summer, and even in Japan. The Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Dresdner Philharmonie, Dresdner Philharmonie, Telemann Chamber Orchestra Tokyo, as well as the Dresdner Kreuzchor and Thomanerchor Leipzig counted among his musical partners, to name only a few.
Daniel Ochoa also performed as an opera singer at events in various theatres (Kampnagel, Hamburg; European Centre of Arts, Dresden Hellerau; on stages of the City of Gera/Landestheater Altenburg). At these performances, he sag important parts of his field like the title roles in W.A. Mozartís Don Giovanni and G. Rossiniís Il barbiere di Siviglia. In March 2011, he gave his Moscow debut under the musical direction of Helmuth Rilling.
From 2012-2013 season, Daniel Ochoa will be a permanent member of the Vienna Volksoper.