Mayumi Seiler

Artistic Director

Mayumi Seiler was born in Osaka, Japan, to Japanese and German parents who were both professional pianists. Wedded to the violin from age three, Ms. Seiler studied at the renowned Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria after her family relocated when she was eight. She currently lives in Toronto with her daughter, son and new fiancee.

Ms. Seiler has a busy schedule as a soloist throughout Europe, the Far East and the Americas, and is also the founder and Artistic Director of Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra, which she leads from the first desk.

Ms. Seiler has performed with numerous renowned orchestras and conductors including Neville Marriner, Christopher Hogwood, Maxim Vengerov, Peter Oundjian, Sandor Vegh and has been the featured soloist with orchestras such as the City of London Sinfonia, the Royal Philharmonic, the Berlin Symphony, the Moscow Symphony, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Academica Salzburg and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. She has performed to critical acclaim in such major venues at Toronto’s Roy Thompson Hall, NewYork’s Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw , Vienna’s Musikverein , the Barbican and the BBC Proms in London.

Ms. Seiler has also recorded violin concertos and chamber repertoire for such labels as Virgin Classics, JVC Victor, Hyperion, and Capriccio.

Thanks to the very generous support of a private benefactor, her faithful partner in her musical travels is an exquisite J.B. Guadagnini violin, circa 1740.