Daniel Warren, Guest Conductor

Waterloo Chamber Players

May 11, 2024

Daniel Warren

The Toronto Star declared “under Warren’s direction, the orchestra sounded full-bodied and alive!” and “…sounding luscious and regal, Warren accomplished his task“.

Daniel Warren is a highly accomplished conductor, composer, and arranger with a wealth of experience in the classical music industry. He has worked with some of the world’s most renowned orchestras, and has received critical acclaim for his innovative approach to conducting and his ability to bring new life to classic repertoire.​

Daniel Warren has conducted the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, The Colorado Symphony Orchestra, The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, Hamilton Philharmonic, Orchestra London, the Windsor Symphony, Symphony New Brunswick, The Thunder Bay Symphony, The ERGO and Continuum ensembles, and the Canadian Chamber Ensemble. Many of these performances have been heard on CBC radio. Warren served as Resident Conductor of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony for fourteen years and, more recently, as Creative Advisor and conductor for Orchestra London Canada.  For the past twelve years he has been conducting at the Westben Arts Festival Theatre  in performances of opera, choral and orchestral programs.

Comfortable with virtually all genres of orchestral music, Warren has conducted such notable opera singers as John Fanning, Gary Relyea, Susan Platts, Donna Bennett, Karina Gauvin, Jane Archibald, Daniel Lichti, Virginia Hatfield, Jennifer Enns Modolo, James McLean, and Mark Dubois as well as instrumentalists Robert Silverman, Janina Fialkowska, Ian Parker, Brian Finley, and Mark Fewer.

Other artists include   Anne Murray, Barenaked Ladies, Roger Hodgson of Supertramp, Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo, Neil Donell (lead singer, Chicago)  Louise Pitre, Holly Cole, Denzal Sinclair, Martin Fry of ABC, Laurence Gowan of Styx, Jeans ‘n Classics and Cirque de la Symphonie.

Recent Opera and Ballet engagements include conducting the world premiere of Brian Finley’s opera The Pencil Salesman,  Massenet’s Cendrillon, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at Westben and Opera Kitchener’s Die Zauberflöte, The Nutcracker with Ballet Jörgen, and the Minnesota Ballet. Other acclaimed conducting engagements have taken Daniel Warren to  the United States, Austria, the Netherlands, and the Czech Republic.

As a conductor Warren has recorded both on CD and in live television broadcast. He has toured extensively with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Canadian Chamber Ensemble throughout Canada, the  United States, England, France, Holland, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and throughout South America.

Also active as an arranger, Daniel Warren’s work was recently played by the  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, England.  His symphonic arrangements span Classical, Jazz, Broadway and Rock styles and have been performed by orchestras in Canada, the USA, England and Asia.  He has arranged for such artists as Quartetto Gelato, Payadora, David Rogers, Louise Pitre, Michael Dore, Donna Bennett, and Stephen Michaels Kabakos. He recently has been added to the Schott Publishing catalogue for his orchestration of the Hindemith Trumpet Sonata.

His most recent composition The Age of the Heart for Baritone and Orchestra was premiered in April 2023.  It’s a five movement work, the text being poetry of his deceased brother Stephen Warren.

Dan resides with his wonderful wife and family in their rural, owner-built home.



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