The Toronto Symphony is about to roll out four new playerslater today, two of them valued members of the New York Philharmonic.
NY Phil violinist Zeyu Victor Li joins Toronto as associate concertmaster. Rémi Pelletier, a section player, arrives as associate principal viola.
In addition, Victor Fournelle-Blain joins Toronto from the Montreal Symphony Orchestra as principal viola and Yolanda Bruno, concertmaster of the Kingston Symphony Orchestra, signs on as a section violinust.
That is quite a close-season catch. This is an orchestra that is not hiding its ambition.