Born in Zurich in 1949, Daniel Fueter studied piano at the Zurich Academy of Music and graduated with a teaching and concert diploma. Since 1973 he has been active in music education and has taken up several administrative roles, such as the one of rector of the former Zurich Academy of Music and Theater Zurich, between 2003 and 2007. Daniel Fueter wrote about a hundred stage pieces for theatre in Switzerland’s German speaking area. Furthermore, he composed chansons, Lied, piano and chamber music as well as choir and theatre pieces. Among his most extensive works are an opera and an operetta on Libretti by Thomas Hürlimann, a chamber opera on texts by Lukas Bärfuss and an oratory on a text by Jürg Jegge. Daniel Fueter also acts as Lied accompanist. He currently teaches a Lied class at the Zurich University of Arts and in master classes around Europe. Daniel Fueter is father of two daughters and grandfather of two grandchildren. He is married to pianist Eriko Kagawa.