Tsilumos Ensemble

Tsilumos Ensemble

Biography: 

the Tsilumos Ensemble is a new music ensemble based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Formed in 2011, the ensemble is co-directed by members Dániel Péter Biró, Ajtony Csaba, Kris Covlin and Joanna Hood. The ensemble performs chamber music ranging from solos to large instrumental combinations. Its main objective is to give new works an optimal performance regardless of technical difficulty, intellectual demands or compositional style. Since its inception the ensemble has brought high quality, challenging new music to the larger Canadian community and beyond. The Tsilumos Ensemble has commissioned new works from Steven Kazuo Takasugi (USA), Wolf Edwards (Canada), Bernhard Gander (Austria), and Gianluca Ulivelli (Italy).  Two newly commissioned works from Canadian composers Charles-Antoine Fréchette and Justin Christensen will be premiered in the 2014/2015 season.  Passionate about creating new opportunities for new music performances and discourse, the ensemble has organized the SALT New Music Festival and Symposium annually since 2011.