Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser

Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser has been Symphony Nova Scotia’s Artist in Residence and Community Ambassador since the 2017/18 season.

A passionate communicator, Daniel brings clarity and meaning to the concert hall, fostering deep connections between audiences and performers. Daniel is concurrently the Principal Education Conductor and Community Ambassador of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Artist in Residence and Community Ambassador of Symphony Nova Scotia, and Resident Conductor of Engagement and Education of the San Francisco Symphony.

He served as Assistant Conductor of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and Associate Conductor of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. Daniel has performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and Calgary Philharmonic, and he was Cover Conductor with the Washington National Opera in 2020.

In the 2021/22 season, Daniel will debut with the Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Regina Symphony Orchestra, and the Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra.

Daniel is the host of Canadian Broadcasting Company’s nationally broadcast weekly radio show Centre Stage.

He was also the subject of an award winning, full length Canadian Broadcasting Company documentary called Disruptor Conductor, focusing on his concerts for Neurodiverse, Prison, African Diaspora, and LGBTQ2S+ populations.

Daniel earned his Bachelor in Music Performance and Education from the University of Calgary and his Master of Philosophy in Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England.