National Academy Orchestra


Boris Brott, conductor

The National Academy Orchestra of Canada was founded in 1989 by conductor Boris Brott and is primarily based in Hamilton, Ontario. It is recognized as a Canadian National School for professional training, and each winter over 450 potential applicants audition from across Canada for a position in the Orchestra. Each season features guest concertmasters and mentors from across the country, guest conductors and internationally-renowned soloists. The season begins with an intense chamber music session where weekly concerts are coached and prepared by some of Canada’s finest pedagogues. The NAO places particular emphasis on entrepreneurial skills and practical topics through the seminars, focusing on issues that affect the everyday life of the professional orchestral musician.

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