On the Toronto music scene, Toronto Sinfonietta is truly unique. Since its inception in 1986, this orchestra has captured the city's imagination with ground-breaking concert presentations to capacity houses. Classical favourites, jazz, world music, new pieces commissioned by gifted local composers, and multi-media are just part of the alchemy that creates its signature style.
Led with extraordinary dedication by founding Artistic Director Maestro Matthew Jaskiewicz, Toronto Sinfonietta has been presenting exceptional performances for over two decades. The critically acclaimed CD recording, Romancing Chopin, featured numerous times on CBC radio, is a testimony to Toronto Sinfonietta's distinctive approach to programming.
Toronto Sinfonietta's annual concerto competition has become a fixture on Toronto's music scene, and is very popular with young instrument players. Winners of the concerto competition take part in Sinfonietta's annual Gala Concert, performing with the orchestra - often for the first time in their lives.