Daniel Bolshoy has performed in every major centre in Canada, establishing him as one of the leading guitarists in North America. He is regularly praised for his friendly and informative spoken introductions, and progressive programming of solo and chamber music.
Mr. Bolshoy has performed for many prestigious festivals in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He has performed hundreds of solo and chamber music recitals internationally, and has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Russia, and Israel.
He 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.
Daniel Bolshoy’s recitals are frequently broadcast on CBC Radio, and he has also appeared in two documentary films for the Bravo! (TV) series: The Classical Now.
He studied with Ricardo Iznaola at the University of Denver, Eli Kassner and Norbert Kraft at the University of Toronto, Garry Elliott at Carleton University and Ernesto Bitetti at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Mr. Bolshoy has taught at Concordia University in Montreal (Instructor), Indiana University (Associate Instructor) and the University of Denver (Graduate Teaching Assistant). He is currently the head of the guitar department at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music in Vancouver, British Columbia. His students have won prizes in prestigious competitions and scholarships to important Universities and Conservatories.