Daniel Stewart, recipient of the 2010 Aspen Music Festival’s James Conlon Conducting Prize, was appointed by James Levine to the position of conductor with The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program in 2012. The 2013 season will see his debuts with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Saint Louis Symphony. He has previously served as cover conductor with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Saint Louis Symphony, Atlanta Symphony and Opera Company of Philadelphia, while assisting conductors such as Charles Dutoit, Kurt Masur, David Robertson, Robert Spano and Michael Tilson Thomas. Immediately after graduating from the Curtis Institute of Music, Mr. Stewart was engaged to direct the Curtis Opera Theater’s 2010-11 season opening production of La Tragédie de Carmen.
Mr. Stewart has worked closely with contemporary composers, including the late Karlheinz Stockhausen and particularly Thomas Adès, whom he assisted in preparing the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s “Aspects of Adès” festival in 2011. Daniel Stewart’s own compositions have been performed at venues including the Tribeca New Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival and Verbier Festival, and can be found at www.youtube.com/danielpatrickstewart. He is currently a music director candidate with the Santa Cruz Symphony.