Aventa announces newest cooperation with Tokyo Sinfonia

Newest cooperation with Robert Ryker’s Tokyo Sinfonia
Tokyo, 13 May 2010

Christian Schmitz, CEO Aventa, is a great fan of classical music. One of his personal goals is to share this passion with music lovers and people who might become music lovers. Aventa has now made an agreement with Robert Ryker, well known conductor of the Tokyo Sinfonia. In collaboration with the Tokyo Sinfonia, the intention is to bring new perspectives of classical music to a broader crowd of people and increase public interest in this music. 

 About the Tokyo Sinfonia  

Maestro Robert Rÿker arrived in Japan in 1981 with a three-point artistic mission. The first of these points was to establish a permanent, professional chamber of high standard. That point was realised with the founding of the Tokyo Sinfonia in 2005, drawing together a core of 19 highly talented young Japanese musicians. The Tokyo Sinfonia is dedicated to presenting programmes to raise the standard of performance, encourage the next generation, and develop new audiences for music. Its performing philosophy is that the orchestra is a great chamber music, and every player a soloist. It has appeared in Oji Hall, the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, the Great Hall of the Russian Embassy, the Golden Hall of the Tokyo Masonic Center, The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo, Shinsei Hall, Munetsugu Hall in Nagoya, and elsewhere about the nation. A very different little orchestra, the Tokyo Sinfonia has won much praise for the imaginative programming and inviting presentation of its hugely enjoyable events. Distinguished by warm sound, lively expression and friendly rapport with the audience, its performances embody the warmth and immediacy of Robert Rÿker’s affectionate approach to music. 

About Robert Ryker  

Tokyo Sinfonia Music Director Robert Rÿker has appeared in some 50 cities on four continents. A true renaissance man of music, he founded orchestras in three nations and has written over 300 musical arrangements, compositions, orchestrations and performing editions to fill the need for repertoire to build sustaining audiences. His performances have earned critical praise for their balanced sonorities, sensitive pacing and profound expression. Andrew Powell of the Asahi Evening News wrote “Rÿker’s view yields rewards. Whatever he conducts always seems to sound right. Pacing is admirable.” For services to music, Maestro Rÿker has been knighted an Officer of the Knights Templar of Jerusalem, and recognized with awards, citations and grants from the Canada Arts Council, Québec Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Secretary of State of Canada, and United States Department of Defence.

We recently asked him to describe what makes the Tokyo Sinfonia a very different little orchestra. “Sound is the starting point of music,” he said. “When I conceived of the Tokyo Sinfonia, I wanted to create an orchestra which would produce the richest sound possible with an economy of means. To achieve this, I relied on two fundamental principles, one based on the nature of acoustics, the other on human dynamics. Did we succeed? Listen, please, and judge for yourself.”

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