The Thin Edge New Music Collective believes that contemporary music is a powerful medium which has the ability to comment and reflect on modern society in a unique and poignant way. We recognize that the broad range of musical idioms which new music encompasses functions as an important touchstone for contemporary life and as such are passionately dedicated to supporting our peers through commissions and performance. Ultimately we aspire to bring innovative and challenging 20th and 21st century music to audiences both existing and as yet untapped.

The Thin Edge New Music Collective (TENMC) was founded in 2011 by co-artistic directors, pianist Cheryl Duvall and violinist Ilana Waniuk, Since its inception, TENMC has grown to include 12 of Canada’s brightest emerging performers and  has been responsible for commissioning and premiering numerous compositions by emerging composers from Canada and abroad with 13 more in the works for our upcoming 2014/2015 season. In addition to presenting a Toronto based concert series, TENMC has participated in artistic residencies at the Banff Centre and performed on concert stages across Canada including the University of Calgary’s Happening Festival of New Music and Media, as well as been presented by Ottawa New Music Creators, Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Music Society, and Open Space Art Society in Victoria.  Keys, Wind and Strings, a touring concert project of TENMC, was featured as ensemble in residence at the soundSCAPE festival of new music in Maccagno, Italy in July 2013, and participated in a residency/concert project in July 2014 at Le Pantographe in Moutier, Switzerland.  In September and November of 2014, TENMC will be showcased as part of the NUMUS Emerging Artist Series in Waterloo, Ontario.

For more info please check out the following interview with TENMC members Cheryl and Ilana in the Musetta Stone:

Upcoming Events:


Please join us Nov 6th for the second concert of our 2014-2015 season!

Cuatro Esquinas

Thursday,  November 6th, 2014
8pm, Gallery 345 (345 Sorauren Ave, Toronto)

Online in Advance through Be-Mused: $18 regular, $13 senior/student/ arts worker

At the Door: $20 regular, $15 senior/student/ arts worker

Cuatro Esquinas (Four Corners) is a collaborative concert project and cultural exchange featuring members of Thin Edge and visiting special guest artist, Argentinian pianist Laura Ventemiglia. In addition to works by established and emerging composers from both countries including Marcos Franciosi and Gerardo Gandini from Argentina and Canadian composers Linda Catlin Smith, Mark Molnar and Adam Scime, our program will also feature two new works created especially for this project by Marcos Franciosi (Argentina) and Mark Molnar (Canada).  Rounding out the concert is a new duo for violin and piano by Marcelo F. Lazcano (Chile/USA) and  Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Natural Durations No. 10  for solo piano as well as Daughters of the Lonesome Isle for prepared piano by John Cage.

Please visit our events page for more details.

*TENMC's 2014-2015 season is presented with generous support from the  Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts,