Director David Bowser has performed extensively both in Canada and abroad. He is also Artistic Director and Conductor of the Toronto Mozart Players and Pax Christi Chorale. He is an active guest conductor, composer university instructor and vocal coach.
“David’s professional credentials and his vision for the choir were outstanding. He is an excellent fit with our commitment to artistic excellence and our goals for growth,” said Board Chair Carol Ringer in an email statement. “We look forward to the many valuable synergies between David’s community and our own.”
– Michael Vincent
A Life of Music
David Bowser is Music Director of Oakville Choral and Artistic Director and Conductor of Pax Christi Chorale. He is Founder and Artistic Director of the Mozart Project and conducts the Toronto Mozart Players and the Toronto Mozart Choir. He is an active guest conductor, composer, university instructor and vocal coach.
David has conducted music for ballet, opera, film, television and the concert stage, and has performed in Canada, the United States, Japan, Belgium, France, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. He has been music director of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, the Brantford Symphony Orchestra, the North York Concert Orchestra and the Hart House Chorus. He has also served as resident conductor of the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec and assistant conductor of the Nova Scotia Opera. David has conducted the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Waterloo Chamber Players, the Hart House Orchestra, the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra, and has led performances at the Nassau City Opera in the Bahamas and the Flanders Music Festival in Belgium.
David earned his Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Toronto specializing in eighteenth-century string and vocal performance practices. He holds a Master of Music degree in composition from the University of Toronto and a Diplôme d’Etudes supérieures II (Master’s Degree) in conducting from the Conservatoire de Musique in Montreal. His vocal training with esteemed pedagogue Marie Daveluy inspired a life-long passion for the voice. He studied orchestral and operatic conducting with Leopold Hager at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna and with Gianluigi Gelmetti at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy.