Since June 2011, Daniel Kawka has been the principal conductor of Orchestra della Toscana. He is one of the most popular conductors for both the French repertoire, specifically music of the twentieth century and today's music. He has conducted at some of the most prestigious European orchestras , including the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Orchestre National de Lyon, Lille, des Pays de la Loire, Orchestre National de France, Russian National Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, Warsaw Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestra of the RAI Turin, Intercontemporain Ensemble, and London the Sinfonietta .
Music Director of the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain in 2003, he founded the Festival Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. He worked on setting up a major infrastructure from classical to romantic and modern, thus covering a period from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century.
The extensive repertoire of Kawka includes operas, symphonic and choral, and constant collaboration with leading choral groups, such as the New London Choir, Maîtrise de Radio France, New Stuttgart Soloists, and Ensemble Synergy Vocals.
In recent years Kawka has directed operas such as Verdi's Requiem, the Deutsches Requiem by Brahms, Mahler's Resurrection Symphony, Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette, as well as the symphonies of Beethoven, Debussy, Shostakovich, and Bruckner.
Among the operas remembered, his most recent works have been Wagner's The Flying Dutchman, The Turn of the Screw by Britten, Mozart's Don Giovanni, Berg's Wozzeck, Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle, St. Francis of Messiaen, Wagner's Parsifal, and the Vase de parfums Suzanne Giraud with the staging and libretto by Oliver Py.
Daniel Kawka is part of a generation of conductors for which the "specialization" is only a means of further deepening the notion of style and letting vintage disappear in favor of a more enlightened approach to the whole of the works. This allows for a mix of repertoires, with a predilection for music. The vastness of the territory Kawka’s musical path covers is shown through his regular collaborations as guest conductor with France, Italy, and Germany.