on period instruments

Anthony Rapoport

Anthony RapoportAnthony Rapoport is principal violist of Sinfonia Toronto, with whom he has appeared as soloist on CBC Radio. As a founding member of the Aradia Ensemble, he recorded over a dozen internationally released CDs of baroque music on period instruments. On tour with Aradia, he was acclaimed as “a splendid violist” by the New Zealand Herald. In the summer of 2014, he collaborated with Form Contemporary Dance Theatre on the critically acclaimed Storm and Silence at the Hamilton Fringe Festival. Anthony received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Juilliard School in New York as a student of Lillian Fuchs. His document for the research requirement was Jimi Hendrix as Guitarist/Composer on ‘Axis: Bold As Love.’ As a prolific teenage composer, he performed his own Viola Concerto in Toronto and on tour in London and Glasgow, UK. He has been active in the peace movement, and is an enthusiast of contact dance improvisation and yoga.