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16/04/2020 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Founded in 1999 at the Boulogne Billancourt Conservatory in France, Quatuor Ébène studied with the Quatuor Ysaÿe in Paris and with Gábor Takács, Eberhard Feltz and György Kurtág. They launched their international career with an impressive win at the ARD Music Competition in 2004. Since 2009 the quartet plays on 17th and 18th century instruments […]

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27/02/2020 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – The Schumann Quartett made its Toronto debut on this series is April, 2018 and we wanted to hear them again. The three brothers Mark, Erik and Ken Schumann were joined in 2012 by violist Liisa Randalu. Study with the Alban Berg Quartet, a residency at the Robert-Schumann-Saal in Düsseldorf, winning many awards, acclaimed CDs – […]

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10/03/2020 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Quebec pianist André Laplante has performed extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia, and has released a series of ever more impressive CDs. Critics have compared him with Ashkenazy, Horowitz and Rudolph Serkin, placing him in the elite circle of virtuoso pianists who do not hesitate to take risks. Mozart Fantasy in D […]

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05/12/2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – The Gryphon Trio celebrated its milestone 25th anniversary throughout 2018. The Gryphon does it all: repertoire from the traditional to the contemporary, commissioning more than 50 mostly Canadian works, teaching and touring. The Gryphon’s 20+ years at Music TORONTO included 10 years as our ensemble-in-residence (1998-2008). Canadian operatic bass Robert Pomakov was born in Toronto, […]

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17/12/2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Jonathan Plowright was born in Yorkshire, England, and won a series of major awards in the early 80s. We have a fondness for Hyperion Records distinguished roster of pianists, and with thirteen critically acclaimed CDs, Jonathan is now well established there. Between 2012 and 2017 Jonathan recorded the complete solo piano works of Brahms for […]

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09/01/2020 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Formed in 1995, the Miró Quartet performs throughout the world. Based in Austin, TX, the Miró Quartet took its name from the Spanish surrealist artist, Joan Miró. Previous Music TORONTO concerts in 2001, 2005 and 2013. Part of the Miró Quartet’s Archive Project, this programme was performed by the Kneisel Quartet on January 28, 1910 […]

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30/01/2020 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Established in Toronto in 1989, the SLSQ came to Music TORONTO in 1992 and returns annually. One of the world’s great ensembles, the quartet has been the Ensemble-in-Residence at Stanford University since 1998. This special programme celebrates their 30th anniversary. Stephen Prutsman is a laureate of both the Tchaikovsky (Moscow) and Queen Elisabeth (Brussels) Piano […]

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18/02/2020 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Born in Locarno, Francesco Piemontesi studied with Arie Vardi before working with Alfred Brendel, Murray Perahia, Cécile Ousset and Alexis Weissenberg. He rose to international prominence with prizes at several major competitions, including the 2007 Queen Elisabeth Competition. Between 2009-11 he was a BBC New Generation Artist. Bach/Busoni Prelude in E-flat Major, Nun komm der […]

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17/10/2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Toronto debut Since its formation in 2000, the Quartetto di Cremona has established a reputation as one of the most exciting chamber ensembles on the international stage. Unanimously considered the true heir of the great Quartetto Italiano, 2018 brought the re- lease of their recording of the complete Beethoven string quartets (Audite). Of special interest […]

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22/10/2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Between 1994 and 2004 the original Piano 6, founded by Janina Fialkowska, performed in small communities throughout this country’s most remote re- gions. Piano 6 New Generation is a collective of six internationally-acclaimed Canadian con- cert pianists – Marika Bournaki, Angela Park, Daniel Wunowski, David Jalbert, Ian Parker, and Anastasia Rizikov – who have come […]

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07/11/2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Toronto debut Founded in 2012 and based in Berlin, vision is unusual in performing all their concerts completely from memory, and standing. The quartet has studied in Berlin under the Artemis Quartet, and Günter Pichler of the Alban Berg Quartet in Madrid. In 2016 the quartet not only won first prize in two major competitions […]

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18/04/2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Formed in Israel in 1998 when its members were middle-school students, the Quartet was awarded the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award in 2014. The Ariel is Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where they give an annual series of concerts in addition to their busy international touring schedule.   Neue Bahnen (New […]

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02/04/2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Cuban jazz great Hilario Durán brings together friends form the jazz and classical worlds for a programme we might call Memories of Lula Lounge, because the Gryphons, Hilario and Roberto were mainstays of our 8-year foray into classical-jazz-world music at Lula Lounge. For this special programme, Hilario will be joined by Roberto Occhipinti, bass, Mark […]

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14/03/2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – The Lafayette has achieved more than 30 years as an ensemble – without a single change of personnel. Coaching with major quartets followed by important awards led to an enduring career. The LSQ have been artists-in-residence at the University of Victoria since 1991. Played for us in 1997, 2006, 2012 and 2015. The Saguenay (formed […]

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05/03/2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – One of Britain’s most respected and versatile pianists, Danny Driver made his Toronto debut on this series in November 2016 and we discovered his “impeccable technique and musicianship” (Gramophone). Most of his 15 recordings are on Hyperion – a label he shares with Marc-André Hamelin and Stephen Hough, company in which he definitely belongs. C […]

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14/02/2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – The Juilliard returned to us in 2015 after many years absence. And we invited them back in 2016. The renewed Juilliard retains its legendary reputation and continues to represent the best in American string playing. Marc-André Hamelin needs no introduction. Among the great pianists of this age, with a discography that now numbers more than […]

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05/02/2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Celebrated as one of Finland’s most outstanding pianists, Juho Pohjonen gives recital and concerto performances widely in Europe and the US. Recent highlights include his debuts with Vancouver, Baltimore, and Cleveland Symphonies, and he continues his close association with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Alice Tully Hall, and on tour. He was […]

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31/01/2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Since its formation in 2012, Quatuor Van Kuijk has collected numerous competition prizes and accumulated international acclaim. In their first 6 years, they also joined the ECHO Rising Stars roster for the 2017-18 season.  Currently BBC New Generation Artists, the Van Kuijk Quartet is in residence at Proquartet, Paris, where they study with members of […]

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06/12/2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Celebrating their 25th anniversary season throughout 2018, the Gryphon continues to impress critics and audiences around the world with its highly refined, dynamic performances. Repertoire from the traditional to the contemporary, commissioning – and playing – more than 50 mostly Canadian works, teaching and touring: the Gryphon does it all. The Gryphon’s relationship with Music […]

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27/11/2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Over her 35 year career, Louise Bessette has gained renown for her performances and for her commitment to promoting contemporary music. In addition to many recordings as a soloist and with chamber ensembles and appearances worldwide with orchestras and at important festivals, Ms. Bessette regularly tours throughout America, Europe and Asia. In 2016 Louise Bessette […]

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15/11/2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Ensemble Made In Canada, Canada’s premier piano quartet, brings together 4 musicians with solid individual careers: Angela Park, piano, Elissa Lee, violin, Sharon Wei, viola, Rachel Mercer, cello. Awarded the 2006 CBC Galaxie Stars Award, EMIC has performed extensively throughout Canada. The group is grateful for support from FACTOR, the Canada Council for the Arts […]

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18/10/2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Established in Toronto in 1989, the SLSQ came to Music TORONTO in 1992 and continues annually. The Quartet has developed an undisputed reputation as one of the world’s great ensembles. The quartet has been the Ensemble-in-Residence at Stanford University since 1998. Fiercely committed to collaboration with living composers, the SLSQ also has a special dedication […]

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02/10/2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Marc-André Hamelin is ranked among the elect of world pianists for his unrivalled blend of musicianship and virtuosity in the great works of the established repertoire, as well as for his intrepid exploration of the rarities of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries – in concert and on disc. This will be his 12th recital […]

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12/04/2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Toronto debut The three brothers Mark, Erik and Ken Schumann, who grew up in the Rhineland, have been playing together for since 2007. In 2012, they were joined by violist Liisa Randalu, who was born in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, and grew up in Karlsruhe, Germany. CDs, study with the Alban Berg Quartet, a residency […]

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27/03/2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Hungarian pianist Dénes Várjon made his Toronto debut in February 2015 and we discovered his commanding virtuosity. At the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, he studied piano with Sándor Falvai and chamber music with György Kurtág and Ferenc Rados, finishing his studies in 1991. He is a regular guest at the most prestigious festivals world-wide, […]

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15/03/2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – The Penderecki String Quartet celebrated its 30th anniversary season in 2016. These four musicians from Poland, Canada, and the USA bring their varied yet collective experience to create performances that demonstrate their “remarkable range of technical excellence and emotional sweep” (Toronto, Globe and Mail). Their recent schedule has included concerts in New York, Amsterdam, Los […]

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22/02/2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – We introduced this young Polish quartet to our audience in November 2015 – and invited them to return. Founded in 2006, they met in Vienna, and were mentored by the legendary Alban Berg Quartett. They have won many awards, the latest being a prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2014. Clever programming and stylish interpretation – […]

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16/11/2017 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – We are grateful that Britain’s brilliant Anglo-Irish quartet, the Carducci, are able to step in for us following a cancellation. The quartet will fly in especially for this concert, their Toronto debut. Described by The Strad as presenting “a masterclass in unanimity of musical purpose, in which severity could melt seamlessly into charm, and drama […]

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23/01/2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Stephen Hough is regarded as a renaissance man. He has distinguished himself as a true polymath, both as a uniquely insightful concert pianist, and as a writer and composer. In 2001 Mr. Hough was the first classical performing artist to win a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (colloquially called the genius awards). Many of Mr. Hough’s catalogue […]

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01/02/2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Established in 1989, the SLSQ came to Music TORONTO in 1992 and continues annually. The SLSQ has developed an undisputed reputation as one of the world’s great ensembles. Called “witty, buoyant, and wickedly attentive” (the Gazette, Montreal), with a “peerless” sense of ensemble (Financial Times, London), the quartet has been the Ensemble-in-Residence at Stanford University […]

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06/02/2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Born in Moscow in 1944, Alexei Lubimov premiered many 20th century pieces in Russia, despite heavy Soviet criticism of his commitment to Western music. Since political restrictions were lifted during the 1980s, he has given solo recitals throughout the world, appeared with leading symphony orchestras, and worked regularly with early music ensembles. His recordings have […]

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11/01/2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – The Brentano Quartet just celebrated its 25th anniversary season; it performs music spanning from the Renaissance, through the beloved Classical and Romantic literature, up to music of today’s composers. The Brentano appears throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim for their “wonderful, selfless music-making” The Times, London (UK). They succeeded the Tokyo as quartet-in-residence […]

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07/12/2017 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Now in its 23rd year, the Gryphon Trio has impressed international audiences and the press with its highly refined, dynamic performances and has firmly established itself as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios. With a repertoire that ranges from the traditional to the contemporary and from European classicism to modern-day multimedia, the Gryphons are […]

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28/11/2017 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – A pianist who focuses on chamber music, Philip Chiu is an acclaimed accompanist/coach based at McGill University. Dedicated to elevating the standard and art of collaborative piano, Philip is the creator and director of the new Collaborative Piano Program at the Domaine Forget International Festival and Academy. In 2015, he was the first recipient of […]

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07/11/2017 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – English pianist Benjamin Grosvenor made his Toronto debut in February 2014 and returned in October 2015. It seems a long two years since those sensational performances. Called “boy lord of the piano” in Australia, Grosvenor has taken the British piano world by storm. Music TORONTO is pleased to host his return. Mozart Sonata in B-flat […]

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19/10/2017 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Celebrating its 30th season, Quatuor Mosaïques is the most prominent period-instrument quartet performing today. Austrians Erich Höbarth (violin), Andrea Bischof (violin), Anita Mitterer (viola) and French cellist Christophe Coin met while performing with Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s Concentus Musicus Wien and decided to perform on original instruments as a classical “caper quartet.” The quartet now tours widely […]