Dec 18, 2013

Second Annual Tafelmusik Winter Institute January 5 to 11, 2014

Toronto, Canada, December 18, 2013 … Tafelmusik is proud to present the second annual Tafelmusik Winter Institute (TWI) January 5 to 11, 2014, culminating with a public concert on Saturday January 11 at 7:30 PM. Building on more than a decade of success with the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, last year Tafelmusik expanded its artist training programmes to include a week-long specialized institute for advanced students and professional players of baroque instruments. This season, 38 talented young artists hailing from across Canada and the United States, France and Taiwan were selected by audition from a pool of 90 international applicants.
Tafelmusik’s Winter Institute provides an opportunity for in-depth study and training in aspects of specific repertoire — this year, orchestral suites from the French Baroque — and includes orchestra rehearsals, sectionals, seminars, and masterclasses with faculty members Jeanne Lamon, violin; Patrick Jordan, viola; Christina Mahler, cello; Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord and TWI Artistic Co-ordinator; Grégoire Jeay, flute; John Abberger, oboe; and Dominic Teresi, bassoon. The faculty members are committed to cultivating the individual excellence and collaborative spirit that the young musician requires and that the historically informed performance field demands. Tafelmusik Winter Institute will provide an encouraging and intimate environment to enable each musician to develop his or her own unique voice. 
The public concert takes place on Saturday January 11 at 7:30 PM at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, Jeanne Lamon Hall, with TWI participants performing music by Lully, Rebel and Rameau alongside faculty members. Admission to the concert is general admission, Pay-What-You-Can (suggested donation $20.00). This concert is free for youth on a first-come, first-seated basis — tickets are not required. Tafelmusik’s Winter Institute is supported by the Silver Anniversary Fund established to mark the respective 25th anniversaries of Tafelmusik, and of Jeanne Lamon as Music Director. 
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Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, founded in 1979 and led by Music Director Jeanne Lamon since 1981, is one of the world’s leading period performance ensembles. The Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, under the direction of Ivars Taurins, was formed in 1981 to complement the Orchestra. The orchestra performs more than 50 concerts each year at home in Toronto, and travels extensively around the world to such places as this season's tour destinations: Japan and South Korea, Carnegie Hall in New York City, BachFest Leipzig in Germany, cities across Ontario, and a tour with Opera Atelier to Versailles, France. The choir and orchestra’s multi-platform recording label Tafelmusik Media was launched in January 2012, along with the Watch and Listen site, Tafelmusik‘s digital concert hall. Tafelmusik has a rich discography of more than 80 CDs recorded on the Sony Classical, CBC Records, Analekta and Tafelmusik Media labels. Since 1991, Tafelmusik has received nine JUNO Awards and a Grammy Award nomination. Tafelmusik is the Baroque Orchestra-in-Residence at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto and operates its annual artist training programmes, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute and Tafelmusik Winter Institute.