- CHO-LIANG LIN, concert violinist
- SUMI JO, soprano
The New York Classical Players (NYCP) is a dynamic and versatile chamber orchestra composed of young musicians committed to bringing free, high-level concerts to diverse audiences in the greater New York City metropolitan area. A non-profit organization, NYCP was founded on the belief that access to excellence in music is an essential human right.
NYCP's 2015-2016 season features performances throughout New York City as well as in New Jersey and Queens. Highlights of the upcoming season include a series of October 2015 performances featuring the music of Latin America. The program will showcase Astor Piazzolla's violin concerto, The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, as performed by violin virtuoso and returning soloist Chee-Yun. Other highlights include the launch of a three-concert examination of the chamber works of Ludwig van Beethoven, presented in partnership with the The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. This series will offer an intimate look at some of classical music's most celebrated repertoire, and will include comments on the works from both musicians and scholars as well as examples of manuscript's in Beethoven's own hand drawn from the library's collection. NYCP’s final season event will be a marathon presentation of Mozart’s complete concertos for strings and orchestra as played by soloists drawn from NYCP.
Since its founding season in 2010-11, NYCP has presented nearly 60 concerts throughout the greater New York City metropolitan area. They have performed these concerts, free of charge to the public, in such venues as the East Side's historic Church of the Heavenly Rest, the LeFrak Concert Hall in Queens, Flushing Town Hall, New Jersey's Chodae Community Church, and the College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Bronx. NYCP has also had the privilege of collaborating with some of world’s most renowned musicians, including violinists Chee-Yun, Stefan Jackiw, Alexander Kerr, Cho-Liang Lin, Donald Weilerstein and Itamar Zorman, violists Kim Kashkashian and Richard O'Neill, cellist Mark Kosower, pianists Edward Auer, Ji-Yong and Yeol Eum Son, and flutists Jasmine Choi and Carol Wincenc. In the spring of 2014, NYCP completed its first multi-city U.S. Tour, performing with soprano Sumi Jo to audiences of nearly 10,000.
Dedicated to expanding the chamber orchestra repertoire as well as championing the works of the next generation of composers, NYCP is proud to introduce several new works in the upcoming season by Yoomi Paick. Past premieres have included works by Elliott Bark, Joseph Hallman, Jeeyoung Kim, Clint Needham, and Edward Niedermaier.
As led by Music Director and Founder Dongmin Kim, NYCP offers the power and excitement of the orchestral repertoire as well as the intimacy and flexibility of chamber music. Members are graduates of the most prestigious conservatories such as the Curtis Institute of Music, New England Conservatory and the Juilliard School, and have received further training at the Marlboro Music Festival, the Ravinia Festival's Steans Institute, Music@Menlo, and as Fellows in the Carnegie Hall training program Ensemble ACJW. The musicians of NYCP perform internationally as critically-acclaimed soloists, chamber musicians, and orchestral musicians.
Founded on the belief that access to excellence in music is an essential human right, the New York Classical Players (NYCP) is devoted to bringing free, high-level classical music concerts to communities throughout the greater New York City metropolitan area. A non-profit organization composed of young professional musicians under the leadership of founding music director Dongmin Kim, NYCP seeks to reach a wide spectrum of audiences with performances that engage the communities in which they occur.
Uncompromising artistic excellence
Engagement with diverse communities
Innovative programming and artistic vision
Committed to fiscal responsibility