Daniel earned his Bachelors in Music Performance and Education from the University of Calgary, and received his Master of Philosophy in Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. He’s been awarded the Canada Council for the Arts Jean-Marie Beaudet Prize for Orchestral Conducting and has served as Assistant Conductor of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and Associate Conductor of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. Daniel has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, the Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Hamilton Philharmonic, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and Eastern Sierra Symphony. The 2019/2020 season was an exciting one for Daniel; he debuted with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and served with the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Centre as Cover Conductor.
Daniel holds two coveted positions; the Artist in Residence and Community Ambassador at Symphony Nova Scotia, and the Principal Education Conductor and Community Ambassador of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He is the also the subject of the Documentary film Disruptor Conductor which aired on CBC television. https://www.cbc.ca/cbcdocspov/episodes/disruptor-conductor
Daniel serves on the Board of Orchestras Canada and is the chair of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility committee.