Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Tafelmusik was founded in 1979 and has been under the inspired leadership of Music
Director and Concertmaster Jeanne Lamon since 1981. At the heart of Tafelmusik is a group
of talented and dynamic permanent members, each of whom is a specialist in historical
performance practice. Delighting audiences worldwide for more than three decades, the
Toronto-based ensemble reaches millions of people through its touring, critically acclaimed
recordings, broadcasts, new media, and artistic and community partnerships. The vitality of
Tafelmusik's vision clearly resonates with its audiences in Toronto, where the orchestra
performs more than 50 concerts every year for a passionate and dedicated following.
Tafelmusik maintains a strong presence both nationally and on the world stage, performing
in some 350 cities in 32 countries.
Tafelmusik has released over 75 CDs on the Analekta, Sony Classical, CBC Records, BMG
Classics, Hyperion, and Collegium labels, and has been awarded numerous international
recording prizes, including nine JUNO Awards. In 2012, Tafelmusik announced the creation of
its own label, Tafelmusik Media, and has released a number of new and past recordings.
Recent releases include live-performance CDs of Beethoven symphonies and overtures, and a
CD/DVD release of Tafelmusik's popular multimedia program House of Dreams.
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Music director of Tafelmusik since 1981, Jeanne Lamon has been praised by critics in
Europe and North America for her strong musical leadership. She has won numerous awards,
including honorary doctorates of letters from York and Mount Saint Vincent universities,
and the prestigious Molson Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts. In 2000, Ms. Lamon
was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada. Ms. Lamon is in demand as guest director of
symphony orchestras in North America and abroad. She is passionate about teaching young
professionals, which she does at the University of Toronto and through Tafelmusik's artist
training programs. Ms. Lamon will step down as full-time music director of Tafelmusik at
the end of this season in order to devote more time to teaching and guest directing.