See Tafelmusik on Sunday, June 30 at 1 pm.
Through its extensive national and international tours, its critically-acclaimed recordings and TV broadcasts, its new media initiatives and growing web of community and artistic partnerships, Tafelmusik is one of the most prolific orchestras in the world.
Tafelmusik, Canada’s award-winning period instrument orchestra, was founded in 1979 and has long been renowned in North America and internationally for its distinct, exhilarating and soulful performances. Under the outstanding leadership of Chief Artistic Advisor Jeanne Lamon, C.M., it has excelled equally in music ranging from the baroque and classical eras and beyond, including adventurous cross-cultural reinventions of baroque classics. In the words of Gramophone, Tafelmusik is “one of the world’s top baroque orchestras.”
Based in Toronto, the renowned Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra has seventeen permanent members, all of whom are specialists in historical performance practice. Get to know the Tafelmusik musicians by clicking on their names for a biography and photo.
Elisa Citterio - Music Director/Violin
Jeanne Lamon - Music Director Emerita
Patricia Ahern - Violin
Thomas Georgi - Violin
Geneviève Gilardeau - Violin
Christopher Verrette - Violin
Julia Wedman - Violin
Cristina Zacharias - Violin
Patrick G. Jordan - Viola
Brandon Chui - Guest Viola 2017/18
Christina Mahler - Violoncello
Allen Whear - Violoncello
Alison Mackay - Double Bass
John Abberger - Oboe
Marco Cera - Oboe
Dominic Teresi - Bassoon
Charlotte Nediger - Harpsichord, Organ
Tafelmusik performs 50 concerts each year in Toronto at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, a historic church in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto, performs community outreach concerts, tours extensively in Canada and throughout the world, and has a discography of 76 CDs that have garnered many national and international awards.
At the heart of Tafelmusik is a group of remarkably talented, enthusiastic and dynamic musicians, each of whom is a specialist in historical performance practice.