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.
has performed as a soloist with many orchestras internationally
and across Canada, including: the Mexico City Philharmonic, Israel
Chamber Orchestra, Volgograd Symphony Orchestra (Russia), Beer
Sheva Symphony (Israel), 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 Ottawa Chamber Orchestra. This season he performs with the
Kingston Symphony, the Canada West Chamber Orchestra and the Israel
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 Boré-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 Début Series in Montreal and Vancouver and for
the CBC/NAC Début series in Ottawa. Concerts in the United
States include a tour for Live on Stage and numerous appearances
at music festivals and universities.
appears on seven commercial CD recordings: Resonance, España
(Boldan Music). McGillicuddy’s Rant (Centaur Classics),
and as guest artist on Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian’s Tango
Notturno (CBC Records) Tenor 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.
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.
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
is a D’Addario Strings Gold Performing Artist.
more information please visit www.danielbolshoy.com.