Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser is Artist-in-Residence and Community Ambassador of Symphony Nova Scotia. He was previously assistant conductor of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and assistant and associate conductor of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. In the 2017-18 season Mr. Bartholomew-Poyser makes his debut with the Hamilton Philharmonic and leads Symphony Nova Scotia in Fusion Series concerts, family concerts, community education and outreach events, and ballet concerts. He has appeared as a guest conductor with the Calgary Philharmonic, Eastern Sierra Symphony, and the Stratford Symphony. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2015 and returns later this month to lead the SFS Deck the Hall Community Concerts for the third year in a row.
Mr. Bartholomew-Poyser earned the Faculty of Fine Arts Gold Medal at the University of Calgary along with a Bachelor of Education and a Diploma of Fine Arts. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. In Canada he has been awarded an RBC Royal Bank Emerging Artist Grant and the Canada Council for the Arts Jean-Marie Beaudet Prize for Orchestral Conducting.