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ARC Ensemble Members

Simon Wynberg
Artistic Director, Simon Wynberg

Edinburgh-born Simon Wynberg grew up in South Africa, and then moved to London, where he earned a musicology degree at Goldsmiths’ College. During the 1980s he researched and edited an extensive repertoire of guitar music for several publishing houses – The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians describes him as “not only a virtuoso performer of distinction but one of the guitar’s foremost scholars.” Simon’s many recordings (on Chandos, ASV, Hyperion, Narada, Stradivari, Vox and Naxos) have received glowing reviews as well as accolades that include a Penguin Rosette, Gramophone Critics’ Choice and Diapason Award. He has performed at the Newport, Bermuda, Sitka, Ann Arbor, Santa Fé and Ottawa chamber music festivals, at New York's Bargemusic as well as in venues throughout the U.K. and Europe. Prior to his work with the ARC Ensemble, Simon also founded and directed chamber-music festivals in Ontario, Scotland and the Caribbean.

Simon moved to Toronto in the early 1990s. His administrative, practical and musicological experience led to his appointment as the Artistic Director of The Royal Conservatory’s ARC Ensemble, a project initiated by the Conservatory’s CEO, Dr Peter Simon. Since its Music Reborn (2003) and Music in Exile (2006) series in Toronto, the ARC Ensemble has established an international reputation as a result of its pioneering work in the research, performance and recording of music marginalized and forgotten as a result of political suppression.

To connect with Mr. Wynberg directly, please email [email protected].

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