Daniel Bolshoy is a Senior Lecturer in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia, where he directs the guitar program. An Israeli-Canadian guitarist, he has performed as a soloist with over sixty orchestras internationally including the Mexico City Philharmonic, the Volgograd Symphony (Russia), and the symphony orchestras of New Mexico, Modesto, Fresno, Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Kingston, Victoria, Okanagan, Saskatoon, Nova Scotia, as well as the Chamber Orchestras of Israel, Pennsylvania, Manitoba, Ottawa, The Northwest Sinfonietta, and many others.
An avid chamber musician, he has performed at numerous chamber music festival and concert series throughout North America, Europe, Russia, Asia and the Middle East. Daniel Bolshoy appears on seven commercial recordings and two documentary films on the Bravo! TV network. His recordings and live performances are often broadcast on CBC Radio, NPR and various classical music stations.
He has recently completed a tour of concerts and master classes in China, including a residency at the Beijing central conservatory. Similarly, he has been invited as faculty in residence at the Federal University of Goias in Goiania, Brazil, the Rubin Academy of Music in Israel, the conservatories of Alessandria, Milan and Turin in Italy.
This Season, Bolshoy performs in several guitar festivals in the United States and Canada, as well as in Shanghai and Moscow. He performs concerti by Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Podgaits in the Bellingham, Nizhny Novgorod and Moscow, and solo recitals across North America as well as in Europe and Asia.
Daniel Bolshoy has adjudicated many international music competitions, including the Guitar Foundation of America, the Guitar-Gems festival in Israel, the Tabula Rasa festival in Russia, the National Finals of the Canadian Music Competitions, the Canadian Federation of Music Festivals and others.
Dr. Bolshoy holds a D.M. Degree from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. He earned his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees at the University of Denver, where he studied with Ricardo Iznaola.
Bolshoy’s students have won scholarships to leading Universities and Conservatories and have won awards in competitions, including the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals, The Northwest, The Guitar Foundation of America, the Parkening, and the Alessandria (Italy) International Guitar competitions.
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