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Canadian conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser is a passionate communicator who fosters deep connections between audiences and performers. He is 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. Mr. Bartholomew-Poyser has performed with the Hamilton Philharmonic, Eastern Sierra Symphony, and the Stratford Symphony. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2015.

This season, Mr. Bartholomew-Poyser makes debuts with the Toronto Symphony, Kingston Symphony, and the Calgary Philharmonic. He earned his Bachelor 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 the RBC Royal Bank Emerging Artist Grant and the Canada Council for the Arts Jean Baudet Prize for Orchestral Conducting. He currently serves on the board of Orchestras Canada.