TSM Late Night Encore
Thursday, July 19 at 10:00pm
The Magic of Vivaldi
Wednesday, July 25 at 11:00am
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
Wednesday, July 25 at 7:30pm
A Tribute to Yehudi Menuhin
Monday, July 30 at 7:30pm
The 2018 Festival is the second with Canadian violinist Jonathan Crow in the role of Artistic Director for Toronto Summer Music. Crow is well known to TSM audiences and artists; over the past seven years he has mentored young musicians in the TSM Academy and performed as a guest artist in numerous TSM concerts.
A native of Prince George, British Columbia, Jonathan currently resides in Toronto where he has served as Concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since 2011.
He earned his Bachelor of Music in Honours Performance from McGill University in 1998, at which time he joined the Montreal Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal Second Violin. Between 2002 and 2006 Jonathan was the Concertmaster of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra; during this time he was the youngest concertmaster of any major North American orchestra. Jonathan continues to perform as guest concertmaster with orchestras around the world, including the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Filarmonia de Lanaudiere and Pernambuco Festival Orchestra (Brazil).
Jonathan has performed as a soloist with most major Canadian orchestras including the Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras, the National Arts Centre and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestras, the Victoria, Nova Scotia and Kingston Symphonies, and Orchestra London, under the baton of such conductors as Charles Dutoit, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Sir Andrew Davis, Peter Oundjian, Kent Nagano, Mario Bernardi and João Carlos Martins.
In 2005, Jonathan joined the Schulich School of Music at McGill University as an Assistant Professor of Violin and was appointed Associate Professor of Violin in 2010. Jonathan is currently Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Toronto.