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Sinfonia Toronto will open its 19th season with a brilliant concert titled ‘Beethoven’ featuring the extraordinary Moscow based violinist Haik Kazazyan on Saturday, October 21, 8 pm. Mr. Kazazyan will play one of the most beloved compositions of the repertoire, Beethoven’s sublime Violin Concerto. Music Director Nurhan Arman will conduct the program that also features Edvard Mirzoyan’s gorgeous Tema and Variations and lively dances from Khachaturian’s Gayane Ballet Suite.  The concert is in George Weston Recital Hall at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. 

Violinist Haik Kazazyan is a laureate of several international competitions, including the XII International Wieniawski Competition, the Tchaikovsky Competition (3rd prize), and the 2011 Enescu International Competition (First Prize). He has performed as a soloist with many European and Russian orchestras, including the Orchestra of Marinsky Theater, the Scottish Royal National Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Russian National Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic and Moscow Symphony Orchestras, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra and many others.

Now in its 19th season, Sinfonia Toronto has toured in United States and twice in Europe, receiving glowing reviews. It has released four CD’s, including a JUNO Award winner, and performs in many Ontario cities. Its extensive repertoire includes all the major string orchestra works of the 18th through 21st centuries, and it has premiered many new works. Under the baton of Nurhan Arman the orchestra’s performances present outstanding international guest artists and prominent Canadian musicians.  

Nurhan Arman has conducted throughout Europe, Asia, South America, Canada and the United States, returning regularly to many orchestras in Europe. Among the orchestras Maestro Arman has conducted are the Moscow Philharmonic, Deutsches Kammerorchester Frankfurt, Filarmonica Italiana, St. Petersburg State Hermitage Orchestra, Orchestre Regional d’Ile de France, Hungarian Symphony, Milano Classica and Belgrade Philharmonic. 

Tickets are $42 adult; $35 senior and $15 student. They can be purchased by phone at 416-250-3708 or toll free 1-855-985-2787 or online at

Subscriptions to Sinfonia Toronto’s seven-concert Masterpiece Series are available from or from 416-499-0403 with an additional $10 per subscription for phone orders.

Details at a glance:

Saturday October 21 2017 8 pm, Toronto Centre for the Arts 5040 Yonge Street




A winner of top international competitions, violinist Haik Kazazyan makes his Toronto debut with a Beethoven masterpiece

BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto Chamber version 

MIRZOYAN Tema and Variations

KHACHATURIAN Dances from Gayane Suite 

Tickets: $42 ad; $35 sr; $15 st online from

Or by phone 416.499-0403

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