Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral 2018

Daniel Taylor with The Trinity Choir

The Tree of Life

Category:

Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral

Year:

2018

Label:

Sony Classical*Sony

Daniel Taylor is one of the most sought-after countertenors in the world and appears on more than 100 recordings across choral, a cappella, operatic and soundtrack repertoire. He is an active educator around the globe including master classes at the Beijing Conservatory, the Sao Paolo Conservatory, at the Royal Academy, the Guildhall and the Royal College of Music, as well as classes at leading Universities across North America. Taylor was recently appointed as Head of Historical Performance at the University of Toronto. As a Conductor, he made his debut with the Tallis Scholars, the Kammerchor Stuttgart and the Gabrieli Consort.

He has recorded several successful recordings for Sony Classical over the past decade, including ‘The Voice of Bach’ and a recital of Shakespeare Songs.

Joining artistry and scholarship, Taylor grew up with the pioneering work of John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir (Taylor appears on many discs on the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage) as well as with Harry Christophers and the Sixteen and with Paul McCreesh and his Gabrieli Consort. His 2016-2017 Season includes appearances with Messiah with San Francisco Philharmonia/McGegan, Carmina Burana with the Toronto Symphony/Oundjan, St. Matthew Passion at Vienna’s Musikverein and at St. John’s Smith Square in London, UK as well as engagements with the Cincinnati Symphony, the Calgary Philharmonic and his recital debut in Havana, Cuba. Recently Taylor made his debuts with the New York Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony and the Israel Philharmonic.