Canadian violinist Cristina Zacharias has been a core member of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra since 2004. She participated in Tafelmusik’s annual Summer Institute in 2002. Cristina shares how Tafelmusik’s artist training programs helped her flourish early in her journey as a musician and shaped her whole career.
By Cristina Zacharias, violin
I love teaching at the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute (TBSI) each year because it connects me to the initial spark I felt when I discovered the magic of period performance. I am now a long-time faculty member, but I remember attending the first ever Institute as a student soon after I moved to Toronto. What an experience it was! It opened a wide, new path for me, and eventually brought me to the Tafelmusik stage to perform for you. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to study at TBSI with such an amazing faculty.Read Full Story