Daniil Kopylov was born in Moscow. His first teacher was A.M. Belyaev. After graduating from the Central School of Music in 1988 (teacher N.A. Toropov), he entered the Moscow Conservatory in the class of the outstanding musician Professor L.N. Naumov. After graduating from graduate school in 1995, he worked as an assistant to L.N. Naumov. In 1996-1998, he trained at the Imola Academy (Italy) with the famous pianist L.N. Berman. In 2005, D. Kopylov has taught at the Moscow Conservatory (since 2010 - associate professor). From 2002, he has also been teaching at the Moscow State College of Musical Performance(F. Chopin); works on the jury at international competitions and conducts master classes in Russia, Kazakhstan, Switzerland, and Greece. Among his students are laureates of international and Russian competitions.

Daniil Kopylov is a laureate of the international competitions "Prague Spring" (Czech Republic), "A.Casagrande" in Ternia, and "Rina Sala Gallo" in Monza (Italy). He was also a finalist at the Queen Elizabeth in Brussels (Belgium) and Clara Haskil in Vevey (Switzerland) competitions. He has toured many cities in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Greece, USA, and Japan. His performances have been broadcast on radio and television in Belgium, France, Czech Republic, and Switzerland.

The pianist regularly takes part in concerts and festivals of chamber music, performs and records works by 20th century composers and contemporary authors. Among his last recordings is a recording of all the motets of P. Hindemith with M. Karpechenko (soprano), as well as about 200 works from the "Golden Library of Pedagogical Repertoire" by the "Deka-VS" publishing house.