"No one can put together music and musicians in a more dazzling, brilliant and moving way than Andrew Burashko and Art of Time Ensemble. Every concert is thrilling, inspiring and leaves you longing for the next one. Surprise and accomplishment only begin to describe Art of Time Ensemble's achievements"The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson
"An Art of Time performance is a chance to make precious contact with what music truly is - a source of revelation and wonder..."Sarah Slean
"Some of the best evenings that I have witnessed in Toronto have been performances by Andrew Burashko's Art of Time Ensemble-a caravan of classical and popular musicians. Art of Time leaps over the usual barriers of culture. So Schumann and Tolstoy can rub shoulders with Ginsberg and our best contemporary musicians. The result is entertainment that is often thrilling, often full of insights-as in the old values of art that delight and instruct."Michael Ondaatje
"If happiness is being surrounded by a warm, exciting group and being accepted as one of their peers, then I have known true happiness with Art of Time Ensemble. They are the cream of the crop. Why do the best always come from Canada?"Madeleine Peyroux
Andrew Burashko made his debut at the age of seventeen with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and has since established himself as one of Canada's premier soloists. Known for his passionate performances and eclectic repertoire, Burashko has performed with most of the Canadian orchestras, collaborating with conductors Sir Andrew Davis, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Pinchas Zukerman among many others.
As a soloist he has performed extensively throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe, and as a chamber musician, he regularly collaborates with Canada's top artists and performs in festivals throughout Canada and Europe. For the past 16 years, he has also been involved in an important and ongoing collaboration with modern dancer Peggy Baker.
Born in Moscow into a family of musicians, Andrew began his studies with Marina Geringas at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He went on to study with Lee Kum-Sing in Vancouver, Leon Fleisher and Marek Jablonski in Toronto, and Bella Davidovich in New York.
Andrew's musical dexterity and passion for artistic experimentation have now brought him to the artistic directorship of the Art of Time Ensemble, a chamber music collective comprised of the best artists on the Canadian scene. Since 1998, Art of Time Ensemble has been committed to redefining the experience of music performance and exploring the juxtaposition of high art and popular culture. The ensemble has received wide acclaim for its thoughtful and challenging programming, its brilliant performances, and its ability to reach across the borders that often separate artistic genres and audiences.
Andrew Burashko has recorded for CBC SM5000, Naxos, Analekta, Pheromone, and Centerdisc labels, and his recording of Prokofiev's 6th Sonata and Romeo and Juliet suite has been released on the Opening Day label.
A dedicated teacher, he gives master classes throughout North America and is presently a member of the faculty at the Glenn Gould Professional school in Toronto.