Hailed as “a fearsomely powerful musician” by The Toronto Star, Canadian-born violinist Aisslinn Nosky is one of the most versatile and dynamic violinists today. She is in demand internationally as a soloist and director and was appointed Concertmaster of the Handel and Haydn Society in 2011. She has performed in solo and chamber music recitals across North America, Europe and Asia. Recent collaborations include the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Holland Baroque, the Calgary Philharmonic, and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. In 2016 Aisslinn was named Principal Guest Conductor of the Niagara Symphony.
As a member of I FURIOSI Baroque Ensemble, Aisslinn has helped bring an enthusiastic new audience to Baroque music. For two decades, I FURIOSI has presented its own flamboyant and inventive concert series in Toronto, and they have toured North America and Europe with engagements at Tage Alter Musik (Regensburg, Germany), the Galway Early Music Festival, the Lameque International Baroque Festival, the Mosel Musikfestival, the Indianapolis Early Music Festival, and the Montreal Baroque Festival.
As a founding member of the Eybler Quartet, Nosky explores repertoire from the early quartet literature on period instruments. The Eybler Quartet’s recording of Beethoven’s Op.18 string quartets was released in 2018 on the CORO label. Gramophone Magazine mused “...they make no bones about treating Beethoven as a radical. ...This set might delight you or it might infuriate you: either way, I suspect, Beethoven would have been more than happy.”
Ms. Nosky has recorded the complete Haydn violin concertos with the Handel and Haydn Society for the CORO label and her most recent recording of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with violist Max Mandel will be released on the same label in January 2019.
Aisslinn began playing violin at age three and received her early training at the Nanaimo Conservatory with Heilwig von Konigslow. At age eight, Aisslinn made her solo debut with the CBC Vancouver Orchestra. When she was 15, Nosky began studying in Toronto with Lorand Fenyves, at the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould School. Further studies included both solo and chamber music for several summers at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and chamber music at the Steans Music Institute of the Ravinia Festival as a member of the Metro String Quartet.