A passionate communicator, Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser brings clarity and meaning to the concert hall, fostering deep connections between audiences and performers. Mr. Bartholomew-Poyser is the Artist in Residence and Community Ambassador of Symphony Nova Scotia, developing programs and conducting regularly throughout the season.
He has served as Assistant Conductor of the Kitchener-WaterlooSymphony and Associate Conductor of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. Daniel has performed with the Calgary Philharmonic, the Hamilton Philharmonic, the Eastern Sierra Symphony, the Toronto Symphony, and has been re-invited to the San Francisco Symphony for four seasons.
This season Daniel will debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Kingston Symphony Orchestra, and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Daniel earned his Bachelors in Music Performance and Education from the University of Calgary where he also earned the Faculty of Fine Arts Gold Medal. He received his Master of Philosophy in Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. He has been awarded RBC Royal Bank Emerging Artist Grant and the Canada Council for the Arts Jean Baudet Prize for Orchestral Conducting.