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Nurhan Arman | Music Director
Margaret Chasins | Director of Operations
Acclaimed as “a world-class ensemble”, Sinfonia Toronto is one of Canada’s finest chamber orchestras. Its repertoire includes all the major works for string orchestra from baroque to contemporary, and it has premiered many new works. It presents its concerts two of the finest concert halls of Toronto: at the CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio, where many of its concerts have been recorded for national broadcast and in the George Weston Recital Hall in North York. The orchestra has recorded for its own label, Marquis Classics EMI, Cambria and Analekta on iTunes.
Sinfonia Toronto consists of thirteen virtuoso strings. They perform standing, blending each musician’s soloistic energy and passion into a brilliant ensemble style under Nurhan Arman’s inspired direction. The orchestra has toured in Europe twice, travels regularly to other Ontario cities and performs many outreach concerts.
During the 2014-15 season Sinfonia Toronto will perform four Masterpiece Series concerts in Glenn Gould Studio (250 Front Street, West) and three concerts in Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge St.). The orchestra concertizes in other Ontario centres, broadcasts on CBC and performs a number of community outreach concerts. Since 2009 Sinfonia Toronto has been serving as the orchestra-in-residence of Barrie’s Colours of Music Festival.
Guest soloists for 2014-15 include such artists as the, pianists Ilya Poletaev, Anastasia Rizikov, violinists Irmina Trynkos, Elisso Gogibedashwili, cellist Jeremy Findlay and many more.