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December 2021

Music Toronto: Gryphon Trio with David Harding

December 9 @ 8:00 pm

The Gryphon Trio celebrated its milestone 25th anniversary throughout 2018. The Trio tours regularly throughout North America and Europe, playing repertoire from the traditional to the contemporary. The Gryphon’s relationship with MusicTORONTO—continuous since 1995—included 10 years as MTO’s Ensemble-in-Residence (1998-2008). David Harding has an extensive solo and chamber music career. He was a member of two of MusicTORONTO’s Ensembles-in-Residence between 1999 and 2006. David is currently Professor of Viola and Chamber Music at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.   PROGRAMME: Brahms…

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January 2022

Music Toronto: Juilliard Quartet

January 13, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

With unparalleled artistry and enduring vigor, the Juilliard String Quartet (JSQ) continues to inspire audiences around the world. Founded in 1946 and hailed by The Boston Globe as “the most important American quartet in history,” the JSQ tours the world, and teaches in many locales, including at Tanglewood and at the new Tianjin Juilliard School in China. Recent performances for MusicTORONTO in 2015, 2016 and 2019. MusicTORONTO celebrates their 75th and MTO’s 50th. “The Julliard Quartet’s exemplary stylistic differentiation, their…

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Music Toronto: Vanessa Benelli Mosell

January 25, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Italian pianist Vanessa Benelli Mosell is a rising star on the international music scene, with a solid career as a recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral soloist and conductor. She has become a key figure in the music of Stockhausen and has collaborated with many leading contemporary composers. She has issued six releases for Decca Classics. Ms. Mosell made her debut for us at age 15 in 2002 in a two-piano recital with the legendary French master Pascal Roge, who described her…

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February 2022

Music Toronto: Ensemble Made in Canada

February 3, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Ensemble Made In Canada won the 2021 JUNO for their Mosaique project, which MusicTORONTO presented in 2018. EMIC is Canada’s premier piano quartet; its members have outstanding individual careers and combine a wealth of experience. EMIC is known for its rich, homogeneous sound, and the confidence and conviction of its impressive, elegant interpretations.   PROGRAMME: Beethoven – Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op. 16 Stewart Goodyear – Piano Quartet – – – Saint-Saëns – Piano Quartet —————————————————– Call the box office…

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Music Toronto: Miro Quartet

February 24, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

The Miro Quartet won two major competitions, the Banff and the Naumberg, and has built an enduring career. Since 2003, the Miro has served as Quartet-in-Residence at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas in Austin. To celebrate Beethoven’s 250th year and their own 25th in 20-21, the Miro recreated programmes from the past. January 9, 2020 was Program 1 of the Archive Project, a programme from 1910 played originally by the Kneisel Quartet. MusicTORONTO liked that…

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March 2022

Music Toronto: Esme Quartet with Soo Yeon Lyuh

March 24, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Formed in 2016 at the Hochschule fur Musik und Tanz in Cologne, Germany, the Esme Quartet has rapidly gained a reputation as a chamber ensemble of exceptional achievement and promise. The ensemble takes its name from an Old French word meaning “loved” or “esteemed”. Soo Yeon Lyuh is a master of the haegeum (a traditional Korean two-stringed instrument), a composer and an improvisor currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area.   PROGRAMME: Soo Yeon Lyuh – Yessori, A Fantasia…

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Music Toronto: Benjamin Grosvenor

March 29, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

“There’s no disputing the remarkable finish, control and sheer beauty characterizing Benjamin Grosvenor’s pianism.” – Gramophone Born in 1992, Benjamin first came to prominence as the outstanding winner of the Keyboard Final of the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition; he was invited to perform with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the First Night of the Proms in 2011. The same year he signed to Decca Classics. He was the inaugural recipient of The Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize…

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April 2022

Music Toronto: Marc-André Hamelin

April 12, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

Marc-André Hamelin is known worldwide for his unrivaled blend of consummate musicianship and brilliant technique. An exclusive recording artist for Hyperion Records, his impressive discography numbers more than 60 recordings. Mr Hamelin is also a composer, with nearly 30 compositions to his name. Born in Montreal, Marc-André Hamelin is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Chevalier de l’Ordre du Quebec, and a member of the Royal Society of Canada. Twelve previous recitals for MusicTORONTO since his debut in…

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Music Toronto: Lafayette Quartet

April 28, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

In July 1986, four young musicians performed together for the first time as the Lafayette String Quartet, then in 1988 they won the Cleveland String Quartet Competition and launched their international career. Today the LSQ continues to flourish with its original personnel. Since 1991, the LSQ has been Artists-in-Residence at the University of Victoria’s School of Music in BC. The LSQ has performed across Canada, the United States, Mexico and Europe, including five previous concerts for MusicTORONTO. MusicTORONTO celebrates their…

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