CRITICAL ACCLAIM/Interviews

 

Extremely Close: How a long-distance marriage inspired a requiem for loss - Medium, March 8, 2017

 

Music for the Prose listed as one of the Best Conductor Podcasts for 2017 - February, 2017

 

Meet 12 women breaking new ground in the arts - Medium, September 9, 2016

 

Invigorating, revitalizing, refreshing. Musician Daniela Candillari opened and closed the Fellows sessions with two spritely, yet grounding pieces on piano. Each arrangement complemented the other, as Candillari’s magnificent, powerful keyboard work intermixed with lighter, more playful notes to create sounds like the cycle of a storm — from the dappling rain and whipping wind of an oncoming tempest, to the reprieve of sunlight peeking through parting clouds.” – The View from the Mountain, June 2016

 

Bogata sezone in dve domovini – Interview for Večer, June 18, 2016

 

“Sam Helfrich, the director, and Daniela Candillari, the conductor, […] did a beautiful job of tying it all together, so that the pieces seemed more than a whole (at least, at this point), with nothing feeling extraneous or unfinished, even if this is a work in progress.” – Broadway World, May 19, 2016

 

“The conductor Daniela Candillari capably presided over an 18-member orchestra.” – International Opera Magazine, December 2015

 

“The large and accomplished cast was headed by Randal Turner (Sherman), Anne-Carolyn Bird (Judy), Kyle Van Schoonhoven (the hard-drinking reporter Fallow), Yingjie Zhou (Sherman’s mistress Maria) and Adrienne Danrich (the black lawyer Tamara, who saves Sherman from a prison sentence) and ably led by conductor Daniela Candillari.” – Financial Times, October 2015

 

“Words and music are as natural a pairing as cucumbers and gin. Which makes us wonder why more people aren’t doing what the producers behind Music for the Prose have stirred up: setting original musical scores to famous works of poetry or verse. […]  The hosts are warm and instantly likeable, and the episodes range from rhapsodic (Walt Whitman’s “Mannahatta”) to downright creepy (Aaron the Moor from Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus). There’s enough history in each episode to satisfy those listeners who want to learn something, and each segment is short enough for a commute or your elliptical workout at the gym.” – North Carolina Writers’ Network, September 24, 2015

 

Paisiello: Il Barbiere di Siviglia OPERAVORE, August 21, 2015

 

“As a matter of fact, everything the Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra played was perfect with Maestra Daniela Candillariconducting with classical precision, just right for the period. Her harpsichord introduction to Act II was particularly lovely.” – Voche di meche, August 2015

 

Naloga glasbe je da poveze ljudi – Interview for Slovenian Press Agency, May 28, 2015

 

“The unobtrusive but brilliant piano accompaniment was Daniela Candillari (Slovenia).” – Britten in Europe, December 11, 2013