Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Tafelmusik, Canada’s orchestra on period instruments, was founded in 1979. Since the arrival of its Music Director and concertmaster Jeanne Lamon in 1981, Tafelmusik has achieved international recognition for its concerts and recordings. The ensemble has eighteen core members and is expanded as the need arises. All members of the orchestra are specialists in historical performance practice and perform on original instruments or modern replicas faithful in design and construction to the originals.
Tafelmusik’s success has taken it around the world, with regular tours across North America, Europe, and Asia. Tafelmusik presents an annual 50-concert season at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, an historic church in downtown Toronto. Tafelmusik has released over 70 CDs and has been awarded numerous international recording prizes, including nine Junos. Tafelmusik is baroque orchestra-in-residence at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, where it offers a post-graduate Advanced Certificate in Performance on period instruments.
The Faculty of Music is also the home of the annual Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, an intensive workshop for advanced students and professional musicians in instruments and vocal performance practice.