Daniel Taylor
Countertenor, founder and artistic director of TEM
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A Sony Classical Artist, Daniel Taylor is one of the most sought-after countertenors in the world and recognized as Canada’s finest. He appears on more than 100 recordings on Sony, DG Archiv, Decca, Harmonia Mundi, BIS, Analekta, Teldec, Erato and Universal.

Daniel has performed with the New York Metropolitan Opera, Glyndebourne, Rome Opera, San Francisco Opera, Welsh National Opera, Montreal Opera, Canadian Opera, at the Edinburgh Festival and at the Royal Albert Hall/BBC Proms. He recently took a role in the world premiere of the Robert Lepage staging of Ades’ "The Tempest". He works with the Tonhalle Zurich, Toronto, Gothenburg, Rotterdam, St. Louis and Cleveland Orchestras. In recital, he has sung at the Wigmore Hall, in Beijing, Barcelona and across North America. Daniel sang on Parliament Hill for Queen Elizabeth and the Prime Minister of Canada.

The University of Toronto recently appointed Daniel Taylor to the position of Head of Early Music in the Faculty of Music. Daniel’s responsibilities include directing the Schola Cantorum Choir and Orchestra at the University of Toronto as well as coaching students in the Opera Department and maintaining a voice studio. Daniel is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa, Artist in Residence at the Opéra de Montréal and Artistic Director of the Quebec International Festival of Sacred Music. Daniel is Artistic Director and Conductor of the Choir and Orchestra of the Theatre of Early Music. The Theatre of Early Music performs more than 30 concerts every year in concert halls all over the world. In February 2013, Daniel was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Governor General for his work in charity and cultural development in Canada.


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