Interview – JUNO Spotlight: Daniel Taylor

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 in Daniel Taylor, Interview, Recording | No Comments
Interview – JUNO Spotlight: Daniel Taylor

“aniel Taylor is one of the most recognizable names in classical music. Known for his pure and powerful voice, the countertenor has found acclaim on all corners of the globe. His career, spanning several decades, is documented in more than 100 recordings. Born and raised in Ottawa, he now resides in Toronto, where he serves as the Head of Early Music and a Professor of Voice.

Ottawa Life: What is your earliest singing memory?

Daniel Taylor: My first memories of singing were at St. Matthew’s Church in Ottawa when I was six years old. We had a terrific conductor named Jonathan Rennert that guided us through the year while Brian Law was on sabbatical. Richard Dacey had a great influence on my appreciation for music and on the sense of community it brings.”