- University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (Karl Österreicher)
- Kapellmeister Stadttheater Klagenfurt
- Chief Conductor Wiener Kammeroper
- Vienna Volksoper
- Dresdner Tage der Zeitgenössischen Musik
- Wiener Kammerorchester
- Récréation – Großes Orchester Graz
Born in Kiel, Daniel Hoyem-Cavazza studied conducting with Karl Österreicher, accompaniment with Harald Goertz and piano with Roswitha Heintze at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna from 1987-1993.
After his diploma he was engaged at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt in 1993, where he was able to develop an extensive repertoire, including works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (“La finta giardiniera”, “Die Entführung aus dem Serail”, “Le nozze di Figaro”), Gioachino Rossini (“Il barbiere di Siviglia”), Giuseppe Verdi (“La Traviata”), Giacomo Puccini (“Madama Butterfly”), Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (“Eugene Onegin”), Jules Massenet (“Manon”), Jacques Offenbach (“Les Contes d’Hoffmann”) and Kurt Weill (“Rise and Fall of Mahagonny”).
In 1997 he was the assistant to Asher Fisch during a new production of Vincenzo Bellini’s “Norma” at the Vienna Volksoper. There he also made his debut with Mozart’s “Magic Flute”.
In 2000 he was responsible for the extremely successful production of Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rake’s Progress” at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt. He was guest conductor in Germany (Dresden Days of Contemporary Music), Sweden (Kulturhuset Stockholm), Ukraine (Two Days and Nights of New Music in Odessa), Bosnia (Sarajevo) and Japan (9th Beethoven in Kasugai City) and worked with orchestras and ensembles such as the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kasugai City Symphony Orchestra Japan, the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra Nuremberg, the Prussian Chamber Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the ensemble “die reihe” in Vienna, the recreation-Großes Orchester Graz, the Orchestra of the National Theatre Prague State Opera and the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
From 2001 to 2012 Daniel Hoyem-Cavazza was musical director of the Vienna Chamber Opera. There he concentrated on the chamber opera repertoire and rarely performed works by Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gioacchino Rossini, Nino Rota, Jacques Offenbach, Darius Milhaud, George Antheil, Gian Carlo Menotti, Kirke Mechem, Dominik Argento, Benjamin Britten, William Walton, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Harrison Birtwistle, Jonathan Dove, Judith Weir, Aribert Reimann, Leos Janáček and Dimitri Shostakovich. He was a jury member at the auditions for the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition held worldwide and conducted numerous gala concerts with prize winners and finalists of this competition.
In 2012, the opera “Kronprinz Friedrich” by Siegfried Matthus was performed under his direction at the International Opera Festival of Young Singers of the Schloss Rheinsberg Chamber Opera.
In 2015 he made his debut at the St. Margarethen Festival (Opera in the Quarry) with Puccini’s Tosca and returned there in 2017 for Verdi’s Rigoletto.