Daniel Taylor is one of the most sought-after countertenors in the world. He appears on more than 100 recordings. Mr. Taylor has performed with the New York Metropolitan Opera, Glyndebourne, Rome, San Francisco, Welsh National, Montreal, and 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 Thomas Adès’s The Tempest. He works with the Tonhalle Zurich, Toronto, Gothenburg, Rotterdam, St. Louis, and Cleveland orchestras. In recital, he has sung at Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, in Beijing, Barcelona, and across North America. He sang on Parliament Hill for Queen Elizabeth and the Prime Minister of Canada.
Mr. Taylor is a professor of voice and opera and head of Historical Performance at the University of Toronto, visiting faculty at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, and a visiting artist at the University of Vienna. He is artistic director and conductor of the choir and orchestra of the Theatre of Early Music, which performs more than 30 concerts every year in concert halls all over the world. He is also artistic director of the new professional ensemble The Trinity Choir, whose second critically acclaimed recording The Tree of Life was released in 2016. Having recently turned his attention to conducting, he was the first guest conductor in the history of the Tallis Scholars. He has also made his debuts with the Kammerchor Stuttgart and the Gabrieli Consort. In 2013, Prof. Taylor was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Governor General for his work in charity and cultural development in Canada. His recent recording with actor Jeremy Irons won a Grammy.