Born in La Canonja, Dani Espasa studied piano at the Conservatories of Tarragona and Barcelona, and architecture at UPC Barcelona. He has worked as a composer, pianist and music director for theater, dance and television (TV3 and TVE). Besides being a composer and producer of several albums of Lydia Pujol, he is also the musical director, pianist and accordionist for the singer Maria del Mar Bonet. He directed the contemporary music ensemble Bcn216, and has premiered and recorded works for piano by the composer Joan Albert Amargós and Enric Granados. Since 2003, he collaborates as pianist and harpsichordist with the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (OBC), with whom he has recorded as a solo artist for Naxos, Harmonia Mundi and BIS Records.
After completing his studies in harpsichord and continuo with Béatrice Martin at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC), courses with Pierre Hantaï and Olivier Beaumont, and chamber music studies with J. Savall, P. Memelsdorff, J.-P. Canihac and M. Kraemer, he began an intense activity in Baroque, Renaissance and Medieval music groups. In this aspect, he has worked with Hespèrion XXI, Le Concert des Nations, Acadèmia 1750, Mala Punica, La Hispanoflamenca, Les sacqueboutiers de Toulouse and La Caravaggia. He has performed in prestigious music festivals and concert halls in Europe, America and Asia. Since 2005, he is conductor of the baroque orchestra Vespres d’Arnadí.
Currently he teaches improvisation and chamber music at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC).