Daniel Pacitti was born in Santa Fè, Argentina.
He studied clarinet and piano at the “Escuela Superior de Mùsica de Santa Fé” and at the “Conservatorio Nacional Carlos Lopez Buchardo” of Buenos Aires.
He won the first prize “Jovenes Concertistas Argentinos” at the age of 17 and the first prize in the Competition “Mozarteum Solistas”. He completed his clarinet studies at the “Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory” in Milan and also studied at the “Accademia Chigiana” withGiuseppe Garvarino, with Karl Leister in Riva del Garda and at the International Academy of Music in Biella with Antony Pay.
He took clarinet lessons at the “Maurice Ravel Conservatory” in Paris with Jean Marc Volta’, harmony and counterpoint with Pierre Durant; orchestration with Patric Sciortino and music analysis with Alain Margoni.
He studied choir and orchestral conducting in the “Centre d’Art Poliphonique de Paris-Ile de France” with Jean J. Werner and Pierre Cao.
Already the first Clarinet in the Ensemble International de Paris in 1989, by unanimous decision of the musicians, he became musical director performing in the most prestigious concert-halls in Paris.
The following year he participated in a master class in Conducting with Bruno Weil in Vienna.
Meanwhile, in Milan, he met on several occassions Maestro Carlo Maria Giulini and Maestro Bruno Bettinelli, with whom he studied his orchestral scores.
From 1991 to 1995 he was the artistic and musical director of the Moldova State Philharmonic Orchestra.He was the second conductor of the Opera of Moldavia, the artistic and musical director of the Chamber Orchestra of Lombardy and the Symphony Orchestra “Guido Cantelli” of Milan and the artistic director of the Lyric Theatre “Giuseppe Verdi” in Trieste.
He has worked as a conductor with the Orquesta Nacional de Santiago de Chile, Orchestra of Moscow Radio 1, National Orchestra of Sao Paulo (Brazil), Symphony Orchestra of Santa Fé (Argentina), Orquesta Sinfònica de Paranà, St.Petersburg Capella Orchestra (Russia), Orchestra of Radio Tirana, Radio Orchestra of Bucharest, Bucharest National Opera, Opera Theatre of Lima (Peru), Udine Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Radio and Television of Moldova, The Sinfonietta de Paris, Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra (Israel), Symphony Orchestra of San Remo, Philharmonic Orchestra of Regensburg (Germany), La Scala StringOrchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Lombardy, Italian Camerata Instrumental (Trieste), Tokyo City Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia of Greensboro (USA), Milan Guido Cantelli Orchestra, Orchestre du Festival d’Avenches (Switzerland), Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan and the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra among others.
Whether in the role of conductor or soloist he performed concerts in Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Romania, former Soviet Union, Israel, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Albania, USA and Chile.
He was a conductor for two editions of the International Violin Competition “Lipizer” in Gorizia, accompanying soloists as Stefan Milenkovic, Anastasia Tchebotarova and the Tchaikovsky Piano Trio.
He recently conducted concerts with Giovanni Angeleri –first prize at the Paganini violin competition in Genova 1997– in South America performing the complete Paganini concertos.
From an early age he was in contact with argentinian folk music and today draws on this heritage to compose their own music, reelaborating in the style of tango and latin-american folklore the Opera Carmen by Georges Bizet.
He recorded Strutture and Symphony No. 7 by Bruno Bettinelli and Tentazioni e Montmartre by the composer Ermanno Malagutti forANTES CONCERT.
For the label AGORA a series of records devoted to clarinet’s concerts by Stamitz, Backofen, Devienne, Telemann, Tausch, Hoffmeister, Krommer and Mendelssohn.
For BMG RICORDI a record with Ten verses of Emily Dickinson; Ode and Scenes for Doktor Faustus by Giacomo Mazzoni. In Kishinau, Moldavia, he was artistic and musical conductor at the festival Il 900 italiano, in cooproduction with Casa RICORDI for 4 years.
In WORKS FOR CLARINET, a CD recording for the AGORA’ label, in the role of clarinet soloist and conductor of the Radio and Television Orchestra of Moldavia, he recorded “Contemplaciòn y Danza” Op.15 by Astor Piazzolla –first european recording-,Concerto for Clarinet by Aaron Copland, Sonata for clarinet and piano by Carlos Guastavino
–first european recording- and Three Pieces for Clarinet solo by Igor Stravinskij.
SONATAS FOR CLARINET & PIANO for the label AGORA’, proposes the recordings by Pacitti of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Nino Rota and Leonard Bernstein.
As conductor of the ARCHI DELLA SCALA, he recorded the Piano Concerto K.271 by W.A. Mozart and Joseph Haydn’s Cello ConcertoNo. 2 with first cellist of the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra Sandro Laffranchini.
With the Opera Orchestra of Tirana for the record MYTO RECORDS recorded Cavalleria rusticana and The Mystery by the composer Domenico Monleone –first world recording-
He attended courses of electronic and jazz music at the Scuola Civica di Milano.
In Argentina he started his bandoneon studies at a very early age with different teachers. Years later he continued it in Paris with Maestro Cesar Stroscio.As a bandoneon player he performs regularly in different formations and programs (tango, fusion, jazz etc.)
He played the Misa Tango by Luis Bacalov (Coral Rossini di Pesaro) and the Misa de Buenos Aires by A. Palmieri (Orchestra del Conservatorio di Parma).He played with Franco Cerri Quartet and performed with various jazz groups at Mamas Club in Ravenna and also at the Blue Note in Milan.