Toronto Symphony recruits 7 new musicians

Toronto Symphony recruits 7 new musicians


norman lebrecht

September 20, 2022

The orchestra is having a seven percent personnel turnover on the eve of its centenary season.

The new intake are:
Michael Casimir, Principal Viola; Alex Liedtke, Associate Principal Oboe; Luri Lee, Violin; Song Hee Lee, Lucia Ticho and Oleksander Mycyk, Cellos; Christopher Reiche Boucher, Principal Librarian.


  • Emil says:

    By my count, the OSM has eight new musicians listed on the program this year, two internal promotions (Victor Fournelle-Blain from associate to principal viola, Catherine Turner from 2nd to principal horn), as well as 15 open positions (including some filled by interims). Among those open positions is a concertmaster post to replace Richard Roberts, retiring this week after 40 years on the job (alongside Andrew Wan).

    By the time positions are filled, Rafael Payare will have replaced a quarter of the orchestra in his first year as full MD.

  • Fenway says:

    I did not know librarians are musicians. Are any of these folks musicians of color, or were they actually hired because of their talent?

  • Leslie says:

    The female string players are beautiful (no surprise). Best wishes

  • Henry williams says:

    It is good musicians have employment.

  • Librarian says:

    Thank you for including the librarian this time!