Daniel Boico, who has conducted orchestras from Russia and Israel to Taiwan and Mexico, was appointed New York Philharmonic Assistant Conductor in the 2009–10 season. He made his Philharmonic debut on January 23, 2009, with an Inside the Music program, and in December 2009 led the Orchestra in Rotary International’s Concert to End Polio, featuring violinist Itzhak Perlman. He also conducted all of the Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concerts in the 2009–10 season, and will do so again in 2010–11, in addition to working closely with Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert and guest conductors. Recently, he led London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Gabala International Music Festival in Gabala, Azerbaijan, and made a return engagement to Mexico City to conduct the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional.
Mr. Boico has collaborated with numerous international soloists, including pianists Daniel Barenboim and Shai Wosner and violinists Gil Shaham and Shlomo Mintz. His conducting engagements have included appearances with the Moscow Philharmonic, Moscow State Symphony, Novosibirsk Philharmonic, Perm Opera and Ballet, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, La Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM and the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional in Mexico City. In August 2000 he made a world-premiere recording of Nino Rota’s cello concertos with cellist Dimitry Yablonsky and I Virtuosi Italiani for the Chandos label.
Born in Israel and raised in Paris and the United States, Daniel Boico studied with Russian professor Ilya Musin at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, whom he also assisted in performance projects, and later was a prize winner at the Prokofiev and Pedrotti conducting competitions. He was music director of the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra, assistant to the music director of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, a visiting professor and director of orchestras at Grand Valley State University, Michigan, and an apprentice conductor with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, where he worked closely with music director Daniel Barenboim, principal guest conductor Pierre Boulez, and Zubin Mehta.