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Daniel Bolshoy

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Daniel Bolshoy is committed to bringing the guitar to the attention of audiences everywhere. He is regularly praised for his friendly and informative spoken introductions, and progressive programming of solo and chamber music. His concert tours take him from prestigious international concert stages to remote villages and house-concerts.

Mr. Bolshoy has performed as a soloist with many orchestras internationally and across Canada, including: the Mexico City Philharmonic, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Beer Sheva Symphony (Israel), Volgograd Symphony Orchestra (Russia), New Mexico Symphony (United States), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Philharmonia, Edmonton Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, New Brunswick Symphony Orchestra, Kamloops Symphony, Vancouver Philharmonic, Vancouver Island Symphony, Peterborough Symphony, Huntsville Festival Orchestra, Red Deer Symphony, Symphony of the Kootenays, Oakville Symphony, Etobicoke Philharmonic, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, and the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra. This season he performs with the Kingston Symphony, the Canada West Chamber Orchestra and the Israel Chamber Orchestra.

Daniel Bolshoy has performed for many prestigious festivals including, Guitar-Gems (Israel), Tabula Rasa (Russia), the Abbey Bach (United Stated), the International Music Festival in Macao, GuitarfestWest (Calgary), Halifax Guitar Festival, Music and Beyond (Ottawa), Indian River Music Festival, Guelph Spring Festival, Elora music Festival, Westben Arts Festival, Festival des arts Bore-Art, Ottawa and Vancouver International Chamber Music Festivals and many more. He has toured under the auspices of Prairie Debut, Debut Atlantic, Jeunesses Musicales du Canada and Musique Royale; and has performed for the Debut Series in Montreal and Vancouver and for the CBC/NAC Debut series in Ottawa. Concerts in the United States include a tour for Live on Stage and numerous appearances at music festivals and universities.

Among recent orchestral appearances are concertos by Rodrigo, Ponce, Kernis, and Castelnuovo-Tedesco with international orchestras: The Mexico City Philharmonic, the Toronto Philharmonia, the Edmonton Symphony, the Calgary Philharmonic, The Kamloops Symphony, the New Mexico Symphony, the Vancouver Philharmonic, the Peterborough Symphony, the Huntsville festival, the Red Deer Symphony, the Symphony of the Kootenays, the Oakville Symphony the Etobicoke Philharmonic, the Beer Sheva Symphoniette (Israel), the Manitoba and Ottawa Chamber Orchestras. He has been invited to the jury of the Tabula Rasa Guitar Competition as well as concerto soloist in Ponce's Concierto del Sur in an upcoming tour of Russia.

Daniel Bolshoy appears on seven commercial CD recordings: Resonance, España (Boldan Music), McGillicuddy's Rant (Centaur Classics), and as guest artist on Isabel Bayrakdarian's latest album Tango Notturno (CBC Records), Marc Hervieux's A Napoli (ATMA) and with Pinchas Zukerman and members of the NAC in a special CD to benefit the homelessness in Vancouver. His most recent solo CD Soñando Caminos (ATMA) is devoted to the works of Spanish composer Eduardo Sainz de la Maza. His recitals are frequently broadcast on CBC Radio, and he has also appeared in two documentary films for the Bravo! (TV) series entitled The Classical Now.

Daniel Bolshoy has been invited to participate as a jury member in several international music competitions, including the Guitar-Gems festival in Israel, the Tabula Rasa festival in Russia, and the National Finals of the Canadian Federation of Music Festivals.

Mr. Bolshoy has recently been appointed to the position of head of the guitar division at the University of British Columbia School of Music. He is also the head of the guitar department at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music where he gladly welcomes everyone. His students have won awards in competitions, and scholarships to leading Universities and Conservatories, including the top two awards in the Canadian Music Festival competitions, in 2008 and 2009.

Daniel Bolshoy is a D'Addario Gold Performing Artist, he performs on D'Addario Strings.

Artist representation: Richard Paul Concert Artists

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