Address: 4005 Don Mills Road, Suite 253, Toronto, Ontario M2H 3J9, Canada
Sinfonia Toronto is a JUNO-winning chamber orchestra acclaimed as “A World-Class Orchestra” (German review headline). They perform series concerts in downtown Toronto and North York, tour in Ontario from Brockville to Sarnia, play annually in Barrie and Sault Ste-Marie, and present interactive ‘Concerts under Construction’ programs in high-needs schools. The orchestra’s Digital Inclusion Project provides free livestreams and concert videos to long-term care homes and non-profit community music schools supplemented with virtual seminars for string students. Sinfonia Toronto has toured in Argentina, China, Germany, Peru, Spain, Uruguay and the US.
The Folks Behind It All
Nurhan Arman | Music Director
Canadian-Armenian conductor Nurhan Arman began a solo violin career at 13. After studies at the California Institute of the Arts, he concertized across the US and took part in major music festivals including Spoleto and Tanglewood. After several seasons as Concertmaster of the Florida Chamber Orchestra and Savannah Symphony and a blossoming conducting career he moved to Canada. Following 10 seasons as Music Director of the North Bay Symphony and Northern Music Festival, 15 as Music Director of Symphony New Brunswick and 7 as Principal Guest Conductor of the Armenian Philharmonic, in 1998 he founded Sinfonia Toronto.
Maestro Arman has guest-conducted in 25 countries, appearing with orchestras including the Moscow Philharmonic, Belgrade Philharmonic, Deutsches Kammerorchester, Florence Chamber Orchestra, Hungarian Philharmonic, NAC Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Orchestra London and Saskatoon Symphony and directed numerous tours with Austria’s Kammerorchester Arpeggione and I Pomeriggi Musicali Milano. He has served as an adjudicator for the International Fitelberg Conducting Competition, Canada Council Conducting Competitions and the Heinz Unger Competition, and has taught conducting at the Orford Arts Centre and the Royal Conservatory of Music.