350AventaatAthlelas_Kagel3©Alexander Banck-Petersen copyWith a reputation for superb performance and ambitious programming, Aventa has established itself as one of Canada’s leading contemporary music ensembles. Comprised of musicians who are passionate about new music and its place in our culture, Aventa pushes musical boundaries through diverse projects, collaboration and cultural exchange.

Promoting and fostering new music has been at the core of Aventa’s work since its founding. The ensemble regularly commissions both Canadian and international new works and has presented premieres of over 100 works both in Canada and on tour. Under the artistic direction of Bill Linwood, the ensemble works closely with Canadian and international composers to develop instrumental techniques and refine interpretation.

The ensemble is committed to music education through a wide range of activities including composer workshops, mentorship and clinics. Through these outreach activities, Aventa introduces new music to a diverse audience.

I can hardly give enough praise to the … Aventa Ensemble and conductor Bill Linwood, who tackled all this difficult music with skill, passion and dedication.” – Robert Everett-Green, The Globe and Mail