A passionate communicator, Daniel brings clarity and meaning to the concert hall, fostering deep connections between audiences and performers. Daniel 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-Waterloo Symphony 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, the Edmonton Symphony and has been re-invited to the San Francisco Symphony for four seasons.
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.
Daniel currently serves on the Board of Orchestras Canada, and is the Chair of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equality and Accessibility Committee.