The word Tsilumos combines the words Tsil (based on the Hebrew
“Tsiltsul” or “ring”) and Lumos (Latin for “light”).

Tsilumos is a new music ensemble based in Victoria, BC Canada. Formed in 2011, the Ensemble is co-directed by members Joanna Hood, Dániel Péter Biró, Ajtony Csaba and Kris Covlin.   And The Ensemble performs chamber music ranging from duos to large instrumental combinations. Its main objective is to give new and little-known Canadian and international works an optimal performance, regardless of technical and intellectual demands or compositional style. Since its inception the ensemble has brought high quality, challenging new music to the larger community of British Columbia. In 2011, the ensemble in cooperation with Open Space, an artist-run cultural center in Victoria, created the Salt Festival for New Music.

Dániel Péter Biró

Composition and Music Theory, School of Music at the University of Victoria

Ajtony Csaba

Conductor, School of Music at the University of Victoria

Marie-Chantal Leclair


Joanna Hood

Violist, Artist-in-Residence with the Lafayette Quartet at the University of Victoria