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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 […]