TORUŃ SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Toruń Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 40th anniversary during the 2018–19 season. Established in 1978 as a chamber orchestra, the organisation began receiving generous financial support from the City of Toruń in 1990. This enabled its dynamic development and the creation of a full symphonic ensemble in 2006. In 2015, the orchestra moved to its new home, the CKK Jordanki in Toruń, a state-of-the-art performance centre.
The orchestra has performed in all the major musical centres of Poland and in most European countries, as well as China. It has collaborated with leading Polish and international soloists and conductors; Mariusz Smolij has been its artistic director since 2016.
The wide spectrum of the orchestra’s artistic activities includes not only a regular series of concerts, but innovative educational programmes, interdisciplinary artistic projects, recordings and an annual international summer festival, Music & Architecture. Since 2007, the orchestra has presented the triennial Toruń International Violin Festival and Toruń International Violin Competition.
Photo: Robert Berent