AMARO CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLE - For Bridal Events click here

With members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Amaro Quartet forms the nucleus of our string ensembles: Duos, Trios, Quartets, and Classical Orchestra. The Amaro Quartet, whether in performance for the Toronto Film Festival (Premieres and Director's-Cast parties) or a small private function, provides the appropriate music for any occasion.


Openings --- Chapters Book Store, Special Events---Rothchild Exhibit at the ROM, weddings at the Art Gallery of Toronto, etc., is a favourite in Toronto for both Classical and Popular programs of String Music.

Alone or in conjunction with TorMusic's Jazz Groups these string musicians are also in high
demand for weddings and receptions.

"...Tha Amaro Quartet serenaded and 'wowed' our guests...we would certainly recommend them for future celebrations.
Pratima Harry
CIBC - Currency Operations

"Your ensemble (Amaro Quartet) lent elegance and sophistication I had envisioned to the evening at Canoe Restaurant atop the Toronto Dominion Bank Tower....The music selection was perfect....Thank you again for helping to make our wedding day magical.
Dr. Diane Dymon

Amaro Quartet
Amalia Canzoneri - Violin

A student of Mischa Mischakoff, (Concertmaster of the NBC Orchestra with Toscanini) and a graduate of the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia; currently Ms. Canzoneri is a member of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Formerly Associate Concertmaster of the Hamilton Philharmonic, Ms. Canzoneri is well known across Canada for her solo performances and recitals with the Rittenhouse Quartet. She is also active in teaching private students, and recording work for jingles and movies in Toronto.

Wren Canzoneri - Violin

A graduate of the Curtis Institute, Mr. Canzoneri was formerly Associate Concertmaster of the Kitchener Waterloo Orchestra, and a member of the Rittenhouse Quartet. He has been active as a music festival administrator and contractor for the Summer Pops programs at Ontario Place. A part time member of the TSO, Wren is also a free-lance violinist, recording for television and movies. In 1998, he founded the Amaro Chamber Music Ensembles, and is currently the owner/director of TorMusic Entertainment.

Leslie Knowles - Viola

After studies with Berl Senofsky at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Leslie joined the Baltimore Symphony as it's youngest member! She continued her studies with renowned teacher Dorothy DeLay, and subsequently joined the Toronto Symphony Orch. In 1975. Outside the TSO, Leslie is Concertmaster of the Sinfony Players, part of the Mississauga Choral Society, and also plays with Trio Advendo. She is also active in teaching private students, freelance recording work, and enjoys playing jazz on both the viola and violin.

Sharon Prater - Violoncello

Ms. Prater is the former cellist of the internationally acclaimed Colorado Quartet. Earning a Master of Music degree from the Julliard School of Music, she also studied at the Aspen Music Festival with Paul Katz of the Cleveland Quartet, and with the Vermeer and Janacek Quartets at the Britten Pears School in England. Ms. Prater is currently Principal Cello of the Toronto Philharmonia, and a member of Ensemble Vivant. She appears frequently as a guest performer and teacher throughout North America.
Some Recent Venues

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Regal Constellation Hotel
The Docks
CN Tower
Casa Loma
The Vaughn & McClean Estates
Eaton Hall
Parkwood Estate
St. Lawrence Town Hall
Roy Thomson Hall
Four Seasons Hotel
King Edward Hotel
Royal York Hotel
Milcroft Inn


Royal Ontario Museum
Gardiner Museum
Art Gallery of Ontario
The McMichael Gallery
Arts and Letters Club
Ontario Club
Racquet Club
Oakville Club
Cricket Club
Toronto University Faculty Club
York Club
King Valley Golf Club
Rosedale Golf and Country Club
Canoe Restaurant
Maquette Restaurant
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Maple Leaf Rag - (768k)

Pachelbel Kanon - (896k)

Mozart Eine Kliene Nachtmusik First Movement - (772k)

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Voices of Spring - (908k)

Liebeslied - (712k)

Haydn Variations - (1.2MB)