Andrew Burashko is the founder and creative force behind Art of Time Ensemble. Born in Moscow, Burashko trained as a concert pianist across North America, making his solo debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the age of seventeen. As a soloist, Burashko performed with some of the world’s most renowned conductors, including Sir Andrew Davis, Pinchas Zukerman, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. His eclectic musical interests have led him to share the stage with such diverse artists as Branford Marsalis, Peggy Baker and Madeleine Peyroux.
In 1997, Burashko formed the Art of Time Ensemble to produce unique concerts that ignore the barriers between genres and disciplines, with the aim of exposing audiences to a broad range of artistic possibilities. Under Burashko’s direction, Art of Time Ensemble has become a Canadian destination for today’s most accomplished artists working in music, dance, theatre, film and literature. In addition to their annual concert series in Toronto, Art of Time Ensemble has toured extensively throughout Canada and the United States, as well as in Russia and Finland.