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Photo by Alvaro Lopez

Photo by Alvaro Lopez

Daniel Cueto (b. 1986) is a composer and flutist from Lima, Peru. His music is reflective of his broad cultural experience, revealing strong ties to both European and South American musical traditions. His works have been performed in fourteen countries, including Germany, France, Spain, the UK, the USA, Ecuador, Argentina and Brazil.

Having lived and studied in Germany for many years, he fulfilled commissions for such institutions as Deutschlandradio, the Musikschule Bonn, the KHM Köln and the Robert-Schumann University Düsseldorf, and served as a member of the jury in the 29th Composition Competition of the City of Siegburg. He also taught music theory, analysis and aural skills at the Detmold University of Music (HfM Detmold) and at the Cologne University of Music and Dance (HfMT Köln) from 2016 to 2019.

Daniel has recently moved to the USA to begin work on a Doctor of Composition degree at the Jacobs School of Music (Indiana University Bloomington), where he is studying with composer Don Freund.

His music is published by Cayambis Music Press and Filarmonika, as well as self-published through SMP Press.


Recently finished works:

  • Flute Concerto No. 1 - “Relato chimú”
    Premiere: August 13, 2019 in Lima, Perú
    more info

  • Overture to the “Akademia” opera (akademiaoper.com) (completed May 2019)

  • Fagot Pukllay for bassoon and piano
    (completed February 2019)

Currently working on:

  • A new work for solo marimba.
    To be premiered at Indiana University on October 29th!
    More info soon.