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Founded in 2014, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra Chamber Soloists came together with the mission to create programming featuring a diverse and varied range of instruments. Acclaimed as an ensemble of distinguished virtuosi, The TSO Chamber Soloists’ unique combination of winds, strings, keyboard, and percussion gives it the flexibility to present a wide range of unusual and infrequently performed repertoire, along with some of the best-loved works in the chamber music literature.

Comprising principal players from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, The TSO Chamber Soloists have already performed around the world, from Roy Thomson Hall to the iconic Harpa Hall in Iceland, with such distinguished guest artists as Emanuel Ax, James Ehnes, Barbara Hannigan, and John Storgårds. Curated by TSO Concertmaster Jonathan Crow, The TSO Chamber Soloists seek to bring audiences closer to the musicians of the Orchestra—personally and musically. As the chamber ensemble could be seen as a microcosm of the symphony orchestra, the intimate nature of chamber music invites the audience to a close encounter with the distinct personalities and talents of the TSO’s individual musicians, while the works performed offer a different perspective into a particular composer’s craft.

The TSO Chamber Soloists perform inside the Roy Thomson Hall auditorium. Admission is included in the price of your TSO concert ticket for the scheduled performance. Seating is limited, and latecomers will not be admitted after the performance start time.

In mid-March 2022, we will be in touch with more information, including how patrons may reserve their seat for the desired Chamber Soloists performance.

Programs are subject to change.

2022/23 Season

Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 6:45pm

Bronfman Plays Beethoven

Yefim Bronfman, piano (special guest)
Jonathan Crow, violin
Eri Kosaka, violin
Michael Casimir, viola
Joseph Johnson, cello 

Brahms: Piano Quintet

Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 6:45pm

Oundjian Conducts The Planets

Steven Woomert, trumpet
James Gardiner, trumpet
Nicholas Hartman, horn
Vanessa Fralick, trombone
Mark Tetreault, tuba 

Program to include works by Holst arranged for brass quintet

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 6:45pm

Mozart & Rachmaninoff

Louis Lortie, piano (special guest)
Rémi Pelletier, viola
Emmanuelle Beaulieu Bergeron, cello
TBA, violins

Berg: Piano Sonata
Webern: Langsamer Satz

Friday, April 28, 2023 at 6:15pm

Tchaikovsky & Ravel

Jean-Guihen Queyras, cello (2022/23 Spotlight Artist & special guest)
Song Hee Lee, cello
Oleksander Mycyk, cello
Lucia Ticho, cello

Program to include a selection of works for cello ensemble

Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 1:45pm

Yuja Wang's Rachmaninoff

Kelly Zimba Lukić, flute
Theresa Rudolph, viola
Heidi Elise Bearcroft, harp

Skaila Kanga: Six American Sketches for Flute and Harp
Kaija Saariaho: New Gates