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. Described as “..a unique and exciting formation that fascinates its audiences with a synthesis of utmost precision and unrivaled vitality.”(Michael Quell, Composer -Fulda, Germany), and “One of Toronto hottest and bravest new music collectives” (Michael Vincent - Musical Toronto), TENMC was founded in 2011 by co-artistic directors, pianist Cheryl Duvall and violinist Ilana Waniuk. Since its inception, TENMC has grown to include 13 of Canada’s brightest emerging performers and is passionately dedicated to supporting their peers through commissioning and performance, bringing innovative and eclectic 20th and 21st century music to audiences both existing and as yet untapped.
TENMC has been responsible for commissioning and premiering numerous compositions by emerging composers from Canada and abroad including 7 more over the course of their upcoming 2015/2016 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, New Works Edmonton, New Music Calgary, Music on Main and The Little Chamber Music Series that Could in Vancouver, Open Space in Victoria, University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Manitoba, The Music Gallery in Toronto and most recently as part of the NUMUS Emerging Artist Series in Waterloo.  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. TENMC is thrilled to announce their appointment as Ensemble-In-Residence at Arrayspace for 2015/2016.

Visit our 2015-2016 Season page to find out more about what's in store for TENMC's upcoming 5th season!

Upcoming Events:

Premieres IV

Presented in association with:

Friday, June 12th, 2015                                                                                8pm, Array Space (155 Walnut Ave)


Online in Advance
$18 regular, $13 senior/student/arts worker
(Please click on the Be-Mused link below to purchase)

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


Join us for an evening of firsts! Premieres IV  will feature brand new works by emerging composers from across Canada and abroad including  Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh (Australia), Colin Labadie (Guelph), Sophie Dupuis (Edmonston), Jenny Beck (Philadelphia). Also featuring the world premiere of "Chill" by Irish composer Stephen Gardner for violin and piano.

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Check out the following teaser videos from Thin Edge Commissioning Fund recipient Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh as well as fellow Premieres IV composers, Colin Labadie, Sophie Dupuis and Jenny Beck.

This concert is generously  presented in association with Arraymusic and with support from the Ontario Arts Council and the SOCAN Foundation.*